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Student volunteers in Wall, South Dakota painted a crosswalk that represents a mural of the Badlands.

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Another Painted "Crosswalks for Better Walks in Wall:" A Grants in Place Update from Wall, South Dakota

January 15, 2019

David Ermish's "Crosswalks for Better Walks in Wall" received a $600 Grants in Place award to support the creation of decorative crosswalks in areas where pedestrian safety is a concern in the historic town of Wall, South Dakota. The crosswalk locations were determined in cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SD DOT). This unique project was the brainchild of student leader Mercede Hess.

We are pleased to provide the following update from Mercede Hess:

"I was able to complete another crosswalk before winter hit. The crosswalk represents a mural of the badlands and I had many volunteers: Alexis Kier, Ashley Kier, Dawson Hess, Ben Amundson, Connie Wolf."

We encourage you to check the first "Crosswalks for Better Walks in Wall" update.


Thank you to Dakota Resources, a regional economic development organization based out of Renner, SD, Jim Beddow, and Mike Knutson for supporting our South Dakota Grants in Place program.

We invite you to learn more about our 2018-19 Grants in Place program! Also, we encourage you to check out our web section on the value of place-based education.

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