Improving Community Forests Through Citizen Engagement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2019
Counties Affected
Becker
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 08h
Appropriation Language

$800,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to design and pilot a program, including grants to communities, to mobilize citizen volunteers to protect, improve, and maintain local forests in communities around the state. Participation is open to any municipality in the state and participating municipalities will be selected through a competitive proposal process that will include representation from both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the state. Trees planted using this appropriation must be species that are native to Minnesota. A participating municipality must provide a match of not less than 25 percent, up to half of which may be in the form of in-kind support. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2018, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$800,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Valerie
Last Name
McClannahan
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5283
Email
valerie.mcclannahan@state.mn.us