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Recipient
Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area Joint Powers Board
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,714
Fund Source

The overall goal of this project is to perform water quality monitoring duties to accomplish MPCA’s SWAG monitoring efforts at the four sites listed in Section IV of this application for the Middle Minnesota River stream sites selected in Renville, Redwood and Brown counties and allow for the assessment of aquatic life and aquatic recreation use for those reaches of the minor streams.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Le Sueur
McLeod
Nicollet
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Recipient
Hawk Creek Watershed Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,217
Fund Source

This project will monitor six sites within the Minnesota River Basin: Hawk Creek near Maynard, Hawk Creek near Granite Falls, Beaver Creek near Beaver Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Hanley Falls, and Spring Creek near Hanley Falls. The sites will be monitored according to MPCA’s Major Watershed Load Monitoring Standard Operating Procedure, which is the procedure being followed for sites currently monitored by the Hawk Creek Watershed Project (HCWP).

Chippewa
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to permanently protect, restore and enhance 1,630 acres of grassland and 294 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in Western and Southern Minnesota. All lands acquired will be owned and managed in perpetuity by the USFWS as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and open for public recreation.

Clay
Cottonwood
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Otter Tail
Pope
Renville
Traverse
Waseca
Wright
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
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,960,000
Fund Source

The proposal was to accelerate the protection of 1,220 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting. Over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 11 parcels for a total of 1,484.05 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,220 acres by 264.05 acres.  Breaking down acres by ecological section we acquired 876 acres in the metro, 152 acres in the forest/prairie, and 456 acres in the prairie.  We have a balance of $52,798 that will be returned to the Fund despite exceeding our acre goals.

Brown
Carver
Cottonwood
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Murray
Pipestone
Renville
Stearns
Stevens
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,300,000
Fund Source

The program accelerated the protection of 550 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Cottonwood
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
McLeod
Renville
Stearns
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Redwood Falls Public Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,234
To add 111 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
Redwood
Renville
Recipient
Metropolitan Council-Environmental Services
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites.
Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek.
Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek,Riley Creek, and Valley Creek tributary to the St. Croix River

Anoka
Benton
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Pine
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Bird Island Cultural Centre
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,454

Art Project Legacy

Renville
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,910

Art Project

Renville
Recipient
Danube Historical Society
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,350

Art Project

Renville
Recipient
Friends of the Arts
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750

Art Project

Renville
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,990
Art Project
McLeod
Redwood
Big Stone
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Meeker
Swift
Lyon
Recipient
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000

Art Project

Yellow Medicine
Chippewa
Renville
Lyon
Pope
Recipient
Redwood County
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,276

Art Project

Redwood
Lyon
Brown
Yellow Medicine
Renville
Pipestone
Murray
Recipient
Prairie Winds Concert Band
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Chippewa
McLeod
Stearns
Recipient
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Yellow Medicine
Chippewa
Renville
Pope
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Renville
Big Stone
Chippewa
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Redwood
Recipient
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,725
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Swift
Renville
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,830
Art Project
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Renville
Recipient
Danube Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Art Project
Renville
Hennepin
Sibley
Brown
Kandiyohi
Redwood
Recipient
City of Watson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148
Art Project
Stearns
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Lincoln
Swift
McLeod
Big Stone
Renville
Hennepin
Cass
Meeker
Stevens
Recipient
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Art Project

Kandiyohi
Meeker
Stearns
Swift
Renville
Chippewa
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000

Art Project

Yellow Medicine
Chippewa
Renville
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,955

Art Project

Lyon
Murray
Yellow Medicine
Brown
Redwood
Lincoln
Chippewa
Renville
Recipient
Historic Hutchinson
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,755

Art Project

McLeod
Meeker
Sibley
Renville
Kandiyohi
Carver
Recipient
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,785
Art Project
Meeker
McLeod
Kandiyohi
Renville
Recipient
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Meeker
McLeod
Kandiyohi
Renville
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Renville
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Hutchinson Photography Club
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,650
Art Project
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
McLeod
Meeker
Kandiyohi
Renville
Redwood
Chippewa
Recipient
Upper Minnesota River Valley Regional Development Commission AKA Meander Art Crawl
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Chippewa
Swift
Recipient
Bethel Lutheran Church
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Renville
Recipient
Prairie Winds Concert Band
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,555
Art Project
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Chippewa
Stearns
Recipient
RiverSong Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Kandiyohi