June 19, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Six North Dakota tourism entities received 2014 Tourism Expansion Grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division. These grants support new or expanding tourism or recreation facilities or designated development areas by providing funding for infrastructure projects. Click here for more information.
Supporters of an initiative to gather signatures to get the Start School After Labor Day measure on the ballot are about halfway to their goal of 16,000 signatures. Click here for more information on the petition drive.
North Dakota Tourism will host its annual marketing update meeting Tuesday, October 7, at the State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center on the Capitol Grounds in Bismarck. The format will be a little different this year and the schedule is still in the planning stages. Please set aside for 1–4 p.m. and be prepared for a tour of the newly expanded Heritage Center and to celebrate our state’s 125th birthday. As always, the meeting will highlight North Dakota Tourism’s 2015 advertising plan, cooperative advertising options and other opportunities for tourism partners to tie into state marketing programs. Please RSVP to Tammy firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2526.
North Dakota is celebrating its 125th birthday this year and one way to show your pride in the fact that you were here for that occasion is to purchase your birthday merchandise. North Dakota Tourism now has T-shirts celebrating the event in stock. Click here to order your T-shirt or any other Legendary merchandise.
Recent rain causing Red River to rise. The National Weather Service is predicting the Red River to reach 30.4 feet sometime later this week. Flood stage in Greater Grand Forks is 28 feet. That means the lower trails and boat ramps located in the Greenway will be closed until further notice. However, there is still 20 miles of available trail. Greenway users are asked to use caution when near the river, as the ground is very slippery. For questions on the Greenway Trail, please contact them at: 701-738-8746.