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Recipient
Saint Johns University
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,300,000
Stearns
Recipient
Voyageurs National Park
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293,000
Koochiching
St. Louis
Recipient
Saint John's University
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$772,000

The Avon Hills area is a unique 65,000-acre glacial moraine landscape located in Stearns County just west of St. Cloud. It has been identified as having statewide ecological significance and includes the highest concentration of native plant communities in the county – including oak and maple-basswood forests, tamarack and mixed-hardwood swamps, and wet meadows – and several rare plants and animal species, including American ginseng, cerulean warbler, red-shouldered hawk, and Blanding’s turtle. This appropriation is being used by the St. John’s Arboretum at St.

Stearns