This project will provide support for the 10th Annual Road Salt Symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The symposium brings together environmental organizations, companies that produce winter road de-icing salts and chemicals, scientists, policy-makers and transportation workers. They Symposium provides information on chlorides in our waters and provides innovative and new approaches to help repair our waters and sustain our resources for future generations.
The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II. The site will feature oral histories from World War II veterans as well as a wartime headline taken from Minnesota newspapers for every day of the war. The web site will serve as a resource for the general public, as well as for the relatives of the more than 300,000 Minnesotans who fought in the war.
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.
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.
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.
The staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota request funding to support staff training in the area of fine arts in order to increase the quality and quantity of fine arts programming in preparation for the annual Fine Arts Exhibit and Contes
Students, school employees, and members of the community will learn how a book is developed from its inception to the published product and the techniques of the writing process through the storytelling and artistry of award winning author, Cynthia Lord.
The ScrapMobile, a portable art car (van) and art program of ArtStart's ArtScraps Materials Reuse Center, seeks funding to provide free summer arts programming instructed by ArtStart roster artists in parks, housing developments, and recreation centers for underserved youth/families in collaboration with Saint Paul Park and Recreation's Roving Rec program and the St Paul Public Library Bookmobile.
In partnership with over 50 businesses and organizations, The Cedar will engage East African immigrants with a comprehensive arts program titled Cedar Avenue to Art that uses music events as the focal point and also serves the general public
Children's Theatre Company will launch Community Superheroes, a project to engage Latino audiences through partnerships with organizations serving Latinos; free tickets and transportation for children and families to two CTC productions; and pre-performance workshops and post-play reflections.
Textile Center will increase access to its exhibition and education programs through a new outreach service for schools and community-based organization serving low-income youth. Partners receive a transportation stipend and youth participate in a gallery program and hands-on art activity.