Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$520,000
Becker
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Rock
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wadena
Watonwan
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$636,000

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been decimating ash throughout the Great Lake States and is currently advancing into Minnesota, threatening the future of the ash forests that occur across much of the state. Of particular concern is the impact EAB will have on the ecology and functioning of black ash swamps, which cover over one million acres in Minnesota and represent the state’s most common ash forest type. Black ash trees grow and thrive in swamps and occupy a unique wet niche where few other tree species grow.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pine
Roseau
St. Louis
Stearns
Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,000

Over 527,000 acres of unmanaged woodlands are being used for livestock grazing throughout Minnesota. Managing these grazed woodlands based on the use of best management practices can provide environmental and economic opportunities, including improved water quality, maximized forage production, and higher-quality timber. The best management practices involved are commonly used in other parts of the country with other types of ecosystems, but have not been widely adopted in Minnesota due to a lack of knowledge and experience with implementing them within the ecosystems of Minnesota.

Beltrami
Benton
Carver
Cass
Crow Wing
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Wright
Recipient
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Hennepin
Stevens
Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000

Native to the western United States and Canada, mountain pine beetle is considered the most devastating forest insect in North America. Trees usually die as a result of infestation and an unprecedented outbreak in the west is currently decimating pine forests there. While mountain pine beetle is not presently believed to reside in Minnesota, there are risks posed by an expanding species range resulting from warming climate and the potential for accidental introduction via lumber imports from infested areas.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Fillmore
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Roseau
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$815,000
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Melrose
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,609
Fund Source
Replace SSTS in DWSMA
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Clean up old gravel pit
Stearns
Recipient
U of MN - Landscape Arboretum
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000

Pollinators play a key role in ecosystem function and in agriculture, including thousands of native plants and more than one hundred U.S. crops that either need or benefit from pollinators. However, pollinators are in dramatic decline in Minnesota and throughout the country. The causes of the decline are not completely understood, but identified factors include loss of nesting sites, fewer flowers, increased disease, and increased pesticide use. Developing an aware, informed citizenry that understands this issue is one key to finding and implementing solutions to counteract these factors.

Anoka
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Dakota
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Waseca
Wright
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
U of MN - WCROC
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$475,000
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
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
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Roscoe
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,330
Fund Source

Seal unused wells, Design website and maintenance, and Develop and distribute materials, printing and postage.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,055
Fund Source

Install a Well House security system to current scada system.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,245
Fund Source

Nutrient Management Stategies to reduce nitrate reaching the aquifer, public education and well sealing.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Belgrade
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,015
Fund Source

Create, Publish, and Mail article; Install software

Stearns
Recipient
City of Melrose
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,874
Fund Source

Purchase storage unit and equipment to secure a possible spill site.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,184
Fund Source

Sponsor MSW Festival. Educate community on SWP, WHP and water conservation.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Richmond
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,230
Fund Source

Bring septic systems that pose risk to drinking water into compliance by upgrading or connecting to City services

Stearns
Recipient
Sauk Centre Public Utilities
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Update PCSI, conduct well survey, mailing to tank owner

Stearns
Recipient
City of Roscoe
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Hire well driller to investigate placement of alternative drinking water source

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source

Install well submersible level transducer and solar panel to monitor well static and pumping levels.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Freeport
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Fund Source

Seal three wells within the DWSMA; erect and maintain wellhead protection area signs at the DWSMA boundaries.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,564
Fund Source

Provide WHP education to 4th grade students at Water Festival and host a Nitrate Testing Clinic

Stearns
Recipient
City of Sartell
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Seal old municipal well #4, unique well number 232255

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,375
Fund Source

Promote water protection and conservation at Middle Spunk Water Festival as an educational Sponsor, update and maintain city web site with water protection and conservation information, promote community awareness and education on Source Water Protection

Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,483
Fund Source
Well inventory and childrens Water Festival
Stearns
Recipient
City of Rockville
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,280
Fund Source
Public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of Sartell
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,341
Fund Source
Survey unidentified wells; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of New Munich
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,422
Fund Source
Seal abandoned well; sponsor education session; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Filling subsurface areas with low permeable clay soil
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,445
Fund Source
Public education, advertisement of water festival
Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,861
Fund Source
Seal unused wells; Update well inventory; Water Festival for students; Newsletter on turf management and fertilizer use
Stearns
Recipient
St. Michael's Church Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,847
Fund Source
Replace failed drainfield
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Reduce nitrogen inputs in ag areas
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Cloud, St. Paul, Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,319
Fund Source
Best practices storm water and land use; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Phase 3 of the closure of the mining site
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,301
Fund Source
Cost share program to owners for adoption and implementation of nitrogen BMPs; and for crop rotations
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Phase four of closure of the gravel mining site
Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,465
Fund Source
Update well inventory and seal identified unused wells; Water festival -educate students on wellhead protection; Storage tanks inventory; Newsletter on turf management and fertilizer use; educate residents on proper disposal of household hazardous waste
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Cloud
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,750
Fund Source
Purchase, install and program water quality monitor at St. Cloud intake station
Stearns