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.
Funds will help provide opportunities for public education, reflection, and dialogue before and after a performance of Murry Sidlin’s “Defiant Requiem” by the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra on May 1, 2011.
Funds will assist Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club Unit 2 Ponemah to encourage youth and elders to participate in community art projects to help promote the well being of their culture through hands-on experience and verbal awareness.
Funding for the 2011 Tionól (pronounced chu-NOLE), a two-day workshop focused on all aspects of the Irish uilleann (pronounced ILL-en) pipes. Workshops will take place at the Covington Inn in St. Paul in May 2011.
Funding for the company’s debut at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts featuring original choreography inspired by African-American painter Ernie Barnes. Performances will take place in May 2011.
Funding for a two-week summer arts program for youth living at the Calibre Ridge Townhomes affordable housing development in Roseville. The program will feature artists from Barebones Productions and culminate in a community event in June 2011.
The Hmong Arts Connection (HArC) promotes and inspires artistic expressions of Hmong culture through storytelling, in partnership with L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School. Professional Hmong storytellers will connect with K-6 classrooms to perform and teach the art of Hmong storytelling.
The Irish Fair of Minnesota, which is conducted annually on Harriet Island in Saint Paul on the second weekend of August, is one of Minnesota’s largest ancestry-based outdoor folk and traditional arts and culture festivals.
Phase 1 of the Metro Big Rivers Habitat Program protected 194 acres of critical habitat (173 acres by fee title acquisition and 21 acres by conservation easement) and enhanced 357 acres, all in the Metropolitan Urbanizing Area.
The Hamline Midway Spring Festival is a free, all-day event in Saint Paul's Newell Park, showcasing local bands, theater performances, visual arts, food vendors, civic engagement opportunities, and resources for residents.
The Western Sculpture Park Art Festival will expose a diverse regional audience to a variety of art forms and genres, including folk and traditional art, by showcasing distinguished Minnesota artists in a celebration of art and community.
The Saint Paul Art Collective is requesting funding for the Fall 2011 Saint Paul Art Crawl, an open house, three-day arts festival with over 350 Minnesota artists, musicians, and performers in artists' buildings, galleries, and studios in Saint Paul.
Legacy-funded programs at the Minnesota Humanities Center demonstrate our determination to collaboratively create humanities programs for the broader public by forging strong partnerships with local, state, and national cultural organizations. These programs show the broader community how the humanities can be used to address issues important to their everyday lives. Each activity, event, and program shares an Absent Narrative with participants, which help residents across the state engage in a more sophisticated understanding of their community.
This program initiated strategies toward a 15-year goal to provide protection to the remaining 90,000 acres of native prairie/savanna, a 20-year goal to restore and protect an additional 500,000 acres of diverse grasslands/savannas, and a 10-year goal to increase management capacity to annually manage 300,000 acres of grassland and savannas per year. This proposal took the first steps to achieve these goals by initiating a comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative prairie conservation initiative. Annual investments by the LSOHC will be required to realize these ultimate outcomes.
Pheasants Forever and partners protected 1,020.7 acres of priority prairie grassland, wetland habitat as state wildlife management areas (WMA). In addition, acquired lands were restored and/or enhanced to prairie and/or wetland habitat. These WMAs will provide quality grassland/wetland habitat complexes that will benefit a myriad of game and non-game species and will provide public recreational opportunities for the citizens of Minnesota.
Last summer the Paramount introduced a new series devoted to showcasing talent that exists either right in our own community or has grown out of it. It was called the Local Roots Series and it was a great success. We are doing this series again, this time
To Provide 10 different Concerts in the Sinclair Lewis Band Shell in Sauk Centre on Wednesday evenings beginning 6/15/2011 and ending 8/17/2011. One of the concerts is especially geared to young children Ages 3-8 years of age. The other concerts are set t
Dancing with Many Voices is a project celebrating the diversity of cultural and artistic perspectives among Central Minnesota’s dance artists. Presented by Wicked Sister Dance Theatre at Pioneer Place Theatre in St Cloud Nov 11-13, this unprecedented perf
While protecting natural resources, wildlife, and aquatic habitats this program also promotes publicly owned natural resource infrastructure (e.g. WMA, AMA, etc)which invigorates local and regional economies by providing public access to outdoor recreation systems. New and/or expanded business opportunities related to outdoor recreational tourism are likely to arise as a direct result of this appropriation and have been advanced and promoted by the Green Corridor Legacy Program.