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Zumbro Watershed Partnership Inc.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,122
Fund Source

The MPCA has identified 13 stream sites in the watershed to characterize watershed water quality. This project will supplement and complement the identification of the top 50 sites in the watershed that are contributing to water impairment and also help in identification of priority watersheds in the re-write of the watershed comprehensive plan. Water samples and field measurements will be collected at each monitoring location ranging from baseline events to high flow events.

Dodge
Goodhue
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
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
$6,500,000
Fund Source

We protected 22.3 miles of trout streams and 1.3 miles of lakeshore via easements (585 acres in total), and 7.4 miles (504 acres) of lakeshore through fee-title purchase. We enhanced shoreline habitat on 524 acres of riparian land, and instream habitat on 3.1 miles of trout streams and 0.5 miles of warmwater rivers.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Cass
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Houston
Hubbard
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lake
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Redwood
Rice
Scott
St. Louis
Swift
Wabasha
Winona
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
University of St. Thomas
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,000

The occurrences of contaminants including antibiotics, other pharmaceuticals, and personal care products in the environment have gained increasing attention in recent years because of their potential health and ecological impacts. However, serious gaps remain in our understanding of these contaminants and the significance of the threats they may pose, such as to drinking water. Through this appropriation scientists at the University of St.

Anoka
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Wabasha
Wright
Recipient
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,050
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Chisago
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Paul W. Brokken
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Ivete Castro Martinez
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Emilio DeGrazia
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,175
Artist Assistance
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Barbara B. Keith
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,950
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Sara J. Lubinski
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Lauren J. Pelon
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Goodhue
Olmsted
Sherburne
Wabasha
Recipient
Jamie R. Schell
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Anoka
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Olmsted
Ramsey
Wabasha
Winona
Wright
Recipient
HeeJune Shin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Recipient
Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Lac qui Parle
Olmsted
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Delene R. Teller
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Itasca
Jackson
Koochiching
Lake
Lincoln
Lyon
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Pine
Pipestone
Rice
Rock
St. Louis
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Matthew J. Winkler
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625
Artist Assistance
Goodhue
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Jennifer C. Dunning AKA Jenny Dunning
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Goodhue
Wabasha
Recipient
Joseph H. Ford AKA Joey Ford
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Carlton
Pine
Itasca
Cass
Pipestone
Olmsted
Hennepin
Houston
Fillmore
Winona
Wabasha
Chippewa
Hubbard
Recipient
Laurie A. Schneider AKA Laurie Schneider
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,800
Artist Initiative
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Otter Tail
Winona
Olmsted
Wabasha
Rice
Goodhue
Steele
Dakota
Recipient
Habakkuk N. Stockstill
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,660
Artist Initiative
Hennepin
Ramsey
Morrison
Olmsted
Goodhue
Anoka
Dakota
Carver
Benton
Cass
Todd
Wabasha
Wright
Scott
Winona
Recipient
Sara A. Belleau
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Hennepin
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Judith A. Saye-Willis
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Pipestone
Rice
Rock
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Watonwan
Winona
Recipient
Karl R. Unnasch
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Artist Initiative
Dodge
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Brandon J. Kuehn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,175
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Cook
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake
Le Sueur
Ramsey
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Brian J. Malloy
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Blue Earth
Brown
Hennepin
Lake
Pine
Renville
St. Louis
Wabasha
Recipient
Linda K. Rossi
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Hennepin
Houston
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Lisa S. Truax
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Melissa J. McNallan
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
To complete the third full revision/final draft of her novel, I.A.M. with the assistance of a mentor through the Split Rock Arts mentorship program.
Wabasha
Recipient
Red Wing High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dakota
Goodhue
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Recipient
Ridgeway Community School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Fillmore
Houston
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Wabasha-Kellogg School District AKA Wabasha-Kellogg High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Artists in Education
Wabasha
Recipient
Winona State University AKA Winona State University College of Education
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Artists in Education
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,405

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Blue Earth
Chisago
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Waseca
Winona
Recipient
City of Peterson AKA Peterson Committee for the Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,400
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Winona State University
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,039
Arts Access
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Watonwan
Recipient
20 Theatre Company Twin Cities AKA 20% Theatre Company
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,526
Arts Tour Minnesota
Benton
Carlton
Clay
Fillmore
Houston
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Winona