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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
$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
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
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$157,238
Fund Source

Acquire 1-acre 1286 Carriage Hills Drive (Shadduck) for Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Dakota
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
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
Harriet Morrow AKA Chantel SinGs
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
The project will include the completion of a full length studio album and an organized concert performance by the artists and other Minnesota performing artists.
Dakota
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,610
Caponi Art Park will increase access to the arts for underserved youth in Dakota County through a new outreach program of tours, activities and performances.
Dakota
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,243
CLIMB writes/performs six short one-acts outdoors at 28 rural community events; townspeople attending Intergenerational Dialogues choose the plays' topics, discuss theater, and learn our process.
Dakota
Recipient
Eagan Men's Chorus
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,252
Funding for 23 concerts during October 2010 through June 2011 to be held at assisted living facilities, senior housing, and Associated Male Chorus of America events in Dakota County.
Dakota
Recipient
Black Dirt Theater
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for an original theatrical work and visual art experience based on stories gathered from the community. Performances will take place at Hastings Middle School Auditorium in November 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for the 2010 Summer Performance Series, featuring Minnesota Sinfonia, a Shakespeare Festival, the Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale, Sumunar Indonesian Gamelan and Dance Ensemble, Voice of the Culture Drum and Dance and the Bill Evan
Dakota
Recipient
Dakota Center for the Arts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for the 18th annual Eagan Art Festival, a free two-day outdoor festival featuring a broad range of entertainment and arts activities for all ages. The festival will take place at the Eagan Community Center in June 2012.
Dakota
Recipient
Oratorio Society of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for two concerts in their 2010-2011 Season. The fall concert will be in collaboration with the Hopkins High School Chamber Choir and take place at St. Olaf Catholic Church in November 2010. The spring concert will take place at Temple Israel in Up
Dakota
Recipient
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding to present The Nutcracker, an original full-length production by Denise Vogt. Performances will take place at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in December 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Remembering With Dignity
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for Remembering with Dignity, a visual arts project involving artists with developmental disabilities and featuring studio sessions and field trips. The project will culminate in an exhibition at Newell Park in St. Paul in May 2012.
Dakota
Recipient
Hastings Concert Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Funding for four free music concerts as part of their summer concert series. The concerts will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings in August 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Farmington Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,603
Focusing on a theme of Making Art Together Builds Community, all students at Farmington Elementary will work with one of four artists using the European and American folk song and dance, Ghaian drumming, West African dance, and puppetry.
Dakota
Recipient
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,500
IFTPA will collaborate with Sibley Elementary School in Northfield and the Northfield Community Chinese School to hire Chinese musician Gao Hong to do residencies at each school.
Dakota
Recipient
Allegro Choral Academy
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,425
Funding for the new “Vivace West” music education and performance program for students in grades 2 to 8 in Rosemount and Savage. The project will run from September 2011 through April 2012.
Dakota
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for 2011 Family Fun Tuesdays, a program of 13 weekly interactive performances and workshops for pre-school and school-age children, parents, grandparents and caregivers at the Art Park during summer 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,948
Return to Honor, sensitizes communities to the challenges faced by military personnel returning from combat. The play will be performed throughout Minnesota nineteen times, hosted by our partner libraries.
Dakota
Recipient
Rolf C. Erdahl AKA Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,823
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo will tour with recitals of new music for oboe/bass duo to Owatonna, Grand Rapids, and Duluth; and with Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie educational programs to 32 communities served by the Great River Regional Library system.
Dakota
Recipient
Barr Engineering Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,020
Fund Source

This project will develop a Final TMDL report and Implementation Plan for the Bluff Creek Watershed.  The main outcomes of this project are the development of a Final TMDL Report approved by MPCA and EPA and a Final Implementation Plan approved by MPCA. 

Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Recipient
Barr Engineering Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,339
Fund Source

This Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project will develop a TMDL Report and Implementation Plan defining the sources contributing to the impairments and outlining the steps necessary to bring Bluff Creek back to meeting water quality standards.

Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

Caponi Art Park contracted with the Dakota County Historical society to survey and assess the general condition of the many materials in their collection documenting the history of the organization and it's founder, Anthony Caponi. As a result the Caponi Art Park organization now knows the size of the collection, the staff are properly trained and professional systems and policies have been implemented that document and present an informative, usable collection.

Dakota
Recipient
USDA-NASS, Douglas Hartwig, Director (651) 201-6030
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,826
Fund Source

The MDA partnered with the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) and University of Minnesota researchers to collect information about fertilizer use and farm management. Surveys were conducted over the phone. NASS staff are highly skilled at obtaining critical information over the phone with minimal time and burden on the producer.In 2011, the survey focused on the southeast region of Minnesota. The survey was designed to gather information about nitrogen fertilizer rates, timing of nitrogen application and use of nitrogen inhibitors.

Blue Earth
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,269,000
Fund Source

In-stream and riparian habitat was enhanced along six reaches of coldwater streams located in existing Aquatic Management Areas. The projects improved habitat for both game and non-game fish and wildlife species uniquely associated with coldwater trout streams and expanded recreational opportunities.

Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Burnsville Visual Arts Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Art Fete, a juried visual arts exhibition featuring a free opening reception and awards ceremony. The exhibition will be shown at the Burnsville Performing Art Center Gallery from March through April 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Dakota Valley Symphony
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for three performances at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center: a concert featuring pianist Roberto Plano, a Baroque concert, and the fourth annual Young Artists Competition. Performances will take place between January and May 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Eagan Parks and Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Art... Be A Part!, an arts program for all ages featuring weekly hands-on art activities at Dakota Woodlands Women’s Shelter, two art activity tents at the annual Eagan Art Festival, and smaller workshops for teens and intergenerational audien
Dakota
Recipient
Exultate
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for two performances of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach featuring 50 additional musicians to the chamber choir and orchestra. The concerts will take place at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth in March 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Men's Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,949
Funding for a daylong choral music workshop for male high school-age music students in Dakota County. The workshop will culminate with an evening performance in April 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Rosemount Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for the Rosemount Bluegrass and Americana Festival, a three-day free festival in conjunction with the city’s Leprechaun Days celebration. The festival will take place at Rosemount’s Central Park in July 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
City of South Saint Paul
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Step into Summer, a series of dance clinics that will run for four weeks on Wednesday evenings in July. Clinics will take place at the South St. Paul Central Square Community Center Amphitheater and will culminate in a community dance for the
Dakota
Recipient
Youth Dance Ensemble and School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700
Funding for Dances at the Lakes, a free dance concert featuring original choreography by Colleen Tague. Performances will take place at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden in Summer 2011.
Dakota
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,097,000
Fund Source

This project initiates a comprehensive approach to protecting, restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat and water quality by working with willing landowners to establish permanent conservation easements totaling 620 acres along the Vermillion River and including North, Middle and South Creeks, the South Branch and their tributaries; the Cannon River and its primary tributaries within Dakota County (Dutch, Mud, Chub, Darden and Pine Creeks, and Trout Brook); and to acquire permanent easements on 84 acres along Marcott Lake in Inver Grove Heights, Lake Marion in Lakeville, and Chub Lake in Eu

Dakota
Recipient
Dakota County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,600

The Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) worked with a graphic designer to develop several templates for exhibit guides.  The exhibit guides are short publications that promote and/or provide additional information about topics featured in DCHS exhibits and programs.  Three different templates were developed, a two-sided 4" x 9" promotional card, a traditional three-fold brochure, and a booklet 5.5" x 8.5" that can be scaled in four-page increments.  Each of these guides is immediately recognizable as a product of DCHS.  

Dakota
Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Lebanon Hills Regional Park, design, construct and administer parking, event area and site improvements at park's visitor center.

Dakota