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Recipient
Benton SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

These funds will be utilized in cost-share for landowners to install Agricultural Best Management Practices following Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan. Example of projects include Feedlot Improvements, Waste Storage Facilities, Erosion Control BMPs, Filter Strips and Streambank Stabilizations. An estimated 830 pounds per year of phosphorus and 800 tons of sediment will be reduced annually.

Benton
Morrison
Recipient
Benton SWCD
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$456,500
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to achieve a 10% reduction in overall sediment discharge to the Mississippi River from the Northeast St. Cloud Drainage Area by installing one regional underground stormwater detention and treatment facility in partnership with a Neighborhood Redevelopment Project. The project will have over 16,000 cubic feet of water storage capacity treating 35 acres of stormwater runoff and is modeled to reduce sediment by 4.5 tons, which is 10% of the sediment reduction goal for this drainage area.

Benton
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,061,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the strategic permanent protection of 915 acres (220 wetlands and 695 grasslands) of Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) open to public hunting in Minnesota. Pheasants Forever (PF) will strategically acquire parcels that are adjacent to existing public land or create corridors between complexes. All acquisitions will occur in the prairie, prairie/forest transition, or metro regions.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Clay
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Faribault
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Otter Tail
Pope
Renville
Rice
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wright
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,740,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,030 acres of strategic prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitats as State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) open to public hunting. Pheasants Forever (PF) will be acquiring tracts that build onto or create a corridor between existing protected lands which will be transferred to the MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) to be included as a WMA. All acquisitions will occur within the prairie, prairie/forest transition, and metro planning regions. These areas have seen the greatest decline in upland and wetland habitat.

Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lac qui Parle
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Redwood
Rock
Sibley
Stearns
Swift
Watonwan
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Becker
Big Stone
Clay
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Swift
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Sherburne
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,791,000
Fund Source

This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Olmsted
Pine
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Wadena
Winona
Recipient
DNR - Fisheries & Wildlife
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,505,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife completed 26 project affecting 7,603 acres, including three wetland restoration projects restoring 97 acres, 18 shallow lake enhancement projects enhancing 7,154 wetland acres, and five fee-title land acquisition projects protecting 352 acres.

Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Freeborn
Kittson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Marshall
Martin
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Polk
Pope
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Wright
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Morrison
Murray
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Redwood
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$161,308
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 0.4 acre inholding at 2220 Marshall St. NE.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$408,625
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 3.57 acre inholding (Scherer Lumber Co. - year 2 of 2).

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$119,250
Fund Source

At Elm Creek Park Reserve, acquire 1.4 acre inholding (Zopfi) at 12208 Hayden Lake Rd. W.

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$990,000
Fund Source

Acquire 17.97 acres

Hennepin
Recipient
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,618

126 rolls of microfilmed church records, WPA files, and newspapers were added to the HCSCC collections to broaden public accessibility to primary records.

Clay
Recipient
Goodhue County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,325

The Goodhue County Historical Society purchased 61 rolls of microfilm covering recent editions of Cannon Falls, Kenyon and Zumbrota newspapers as well as early editions of the Red Wing newspapers.

Goodhue
Recipient
Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

To document in 10 interviews the story of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota

Hennepin
Recipient
Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000

The MAAMCC created a pilot project that teaches students about the lives and times of noteworthy African American Minnesotans and their contributions to Minnesota and the Nation. The traveling exhibit, called Trunk-It (a museum without walls), presents an actor/docent with a trunk of history props, activities to perform and a story to tell of a Minnesota African American pioneer to elementary age students. Eight pioneers have been identified through research and have been chosen to be portrayed in a Trunk-It exhibit. Currently, two trunks have been completed: Emily O.

Hennepin
Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Anoka
Becker
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cook
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,983

A series of eight oral histories were collected from landscape architects. These interviews document the story of landscape design in 20th Century Minnesota. The participants were asked to reflect on what personal experiences influenced their professions and how Minnesota spaces have been enhanced by landscape architecture over the past century.

Hennepin
Recipient
VSA Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$265,000
Regranting Program through VSA of MN
Hennepin
Recipient
Great River Greening
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$747,000
Fund Source

Through funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other leveraged sources, the Anoka Sandplain Partnership restored and enhanced 4,278 acres of oak savanna, prairie, and oak woodland habitat across 11 priority sites.

Anoka
Benton
Isanti
Morrison
Sherburne
Recipient
Anoka Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 and $600,000 in FY2011 for the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is for the metropolitan landscape restoration program for water quality and improvement projects in the seven-county metro area.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Prairie Dance Alliance
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,404
Production "The Nutcracker."
Lyon
Recipient
Addison Kainz
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Lyon
Recipient
Marshall Area Farmers Market
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,920

Art Project

Lyon
Recipient
Marshall Area Stage Company
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,093

Art Project

Lyon
Recipient
Georgia Rabaey
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Lyon
Recipient
Julie A. Boada
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
To create a theater piece to be presented at the Fergus Falls storytelling festival that is an opportunity to showcase her work independently.
Hennepin
Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,114
To conduct interviews and research necessary to complete a novel-in-progress.
Hennepin
Recipient
Kevin G. Obsatz
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Construction of a device that will transfer hand-processed, experimental 16mm film footage into a high-quality digital format with a DSLR camera and vice-versa.
Hennepin
Recipient
Amy Anderson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Through the pairing of portraits and audio recordings of at-risk youth she will create an exhibition that develops her skills as an artist and challenges cultural stereotypes.
Hennepin
Recipient
Laura M. Andrews
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,823

To join fishing and group-hunting expeditions in northern Minnesota to experience first hand the subject of her current work and produce a group of paintings from these trips to be shown in 2012.

Hennepin
Recipient
James W. Anton AKA Jim Anton
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To advance his career as an independent artist by releasing new recordings, implementing a complete promotional strategy, and leading his ensembles in performance.
Hennepin
Recipient
Loretta A. Bebeau
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To complete nine paintings using alphabets from different languages for one scheduled exhibit and one exhibit in planning stage, then create a website to give the work a Web presence.
Hennepin
Recipient
Neal K. Swanger
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To fund his first solo album, including 72 hours of songwriting, instrumentation, and recording lessons for youth ages 8-14 at Urban Arts Academy.
Hennepin
Recipient
Andrea S. Carlson
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,700
To broaden her knowledge of 3D materials and film-based work by building and burying a sculpture in the ground, leaving it for six months and documenting it's excavation.
Hennepin
Recipient
Joseph M. Chvala AKA Joe Chvala
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To expand his creative process and develop a new type of performance involving students, audiences, professional dancers, and musicians all coming together in a community event.
Hennepin
Recipient
Morgan G. Willow
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
To complete the final three essays for the collection - A Matter of Translation - prepare the finished manuscript for publication, research appropriate publishers, and begin submitting the book for publication.
Hennepin
Recipient
Bryan D. Worra AKA Bryan Thao Worra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To finish and present a new manuscript of Lao Minnesotan poetry in Minnesota and develop new skill sets in performance and instruction, business, and arts technology.
Hennepin
Recipient
Bradley N. Durham AKA Brad Durham
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
The project will explore and create mono prints with a focus on the Tomalist movement for inspiration and direction. Techniques learned here will inform new paintings toward the goal of future exhibitions.
Hennepin