Minnesota's Legacy

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2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provided for an increase in public service, security and enforcement, maintenance and custodial work at high participation locations during the first two fiscal years of Legacy.

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,603
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,000
Fund Source

This project aims to accelerate natural resource management activities within state park boundaries

Statewide
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$214,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$239,000
Fund Source

Strategic planning efforts guide the expenditure of Legacy funds towards desired outcomes which are derived from public and stakeholder input, research, analysis and input from a variety of experts and leadership. Parks and Trails planners conduct these efforts. Staffing levels were adjusted to complete this legacy work.

Statewide
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

The commissioner shall develop a ten-year strategic state parks and trails plan considering traditional funding and the funding available under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The plan shall incorporate the 25-year framework developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes. (HF 1231, Art 3, Sec 2)

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

The Division of Parks and Trails is providing expanded cross-country ski, snowshoe and other winter activities in Minnesota state parks and recreation areas; Minnesota state trails; and Minnesota state forests. The division is re-establishing trails that had been closed due to a lack of funding; enhanced a number of existing facilities by brushing, mowing or improving trail condition prior to snowfall. The division has also enhanced existing facilities by maintaining additional parking lots or staging areas and, in the case of trails, by providing winter grooming.

Statewide
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source

This project is established by the Minnesota Legislature, directing the Department of Natural Resources to provide a grant to the Greater Minnesota Regional Park and Trail Coalition.

Statewide
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

$100,000 the first year and $103,000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building to undertake system planning and provide recommendations to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,000
Fund Source

Prepare Lake Vermilion State Park for development and public use by completing a master plan and providing immediate day-use opportunities. This program area describing development accomplishments on Lake Vermillion State Park is now being reported as part of "New State Park and State Recreation Area Development," searchable on this site.

St. Louis
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000
Fund Source

The new Minnesota Naturalist Corps, year-round naturalists and seasonal naturalists will be added at the busiest seasonal parks and trails to expand conservation education programming and increase overall attendance at interpretive programs. The Minnesota Naturalist Corps will offer more interpretive programs as directed by new legislative guidelines.

Statewide
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000
Fund Source

The new Minnesota Naturalist Corps, year-round naturalists and seasonal naturalists will be added at the busiest seasonal parks and trails to expand conservation education programming and increase overall attendance at interpretive programs. The Minnesota Naturalist Corps will offer more interpretive programs as directed by new legislative guidelines.

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000
Fund Source

The new Minnesota Naturalist Corps, year-round naturalists and seasonal naturalists will be added at the busiest seasonal parks and trails to expand conservation education programming and increase overall attendance at interpretive programs. The Minnesota Naturalist Corps will offer more interpretive programs as directed by new legislative guidelines.

Statewide
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source

This program area provides for minor campground improvements and adjustments across the system of State Parks and State Recreation Areas; includes opportunities for replacement of fire rings, parking spur leveling, erosion control at campsites, vegetation management, and improved signing. This program report will now be part of "Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Parks and State Recreation Areas"

Statewide
Recipient
Legislative Coordinating Commission
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Fund Source

Minnesota's Legacy Website is a site that follows the progress of all projects and programs receiving constitutionally dedicated funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment as well as the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.  

Statewide
Recipient
Legislative Coordinating Commission
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source

Minnesota's Legacy Website is a site that follows the progress of all projects and programs receiving constitutionally dedicated funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment as well as the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.  

Statewide
Recipient
Center for Changing Landscapes
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Fund Source

The Center for Changing Landscapes was directed by the Minnesota State Legislature to create a long-range framework for an integrated statewide parks and trails system that provides information on the natural resource-based recreational opportunities available throughout the state. The detailed framework must include an inventory of existing regionally and statewide significant parks and trails, respond to recreational trends and demographic changes, and identify underserved areas, overused facilities, and gaps in the current parks and trails system (Minn. Gen. Laws 64.8 § 6).

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$202,745
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$168,000
Fund Source

Expand the hours of operation at State Park and State Recreation Area contact stations and offices, and provide improved customer service.

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$122,500
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,250
Fund Source

This program accounts for administrative costs associated with the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program. This program:
•Provided $7,575,750 through 38 grants to local units of government for acquisition, development, restoration, and maintenance of park and trail facilities of regional or statewide significance.
•Provided $1,072,500 through 25 grants to local units of government for solar energy projects within parks or on trails of regional significance.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$980,200
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$243,784
Fund Source

This program area accounts for all administration costs that support all projects DNR is engaged in to administer the FY10/FY11 strategic objectives of the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund. Administration costs are directly related to and necessary for project success including support for: accounting, clerical support, executive, managerial and supervisory personnel, facilities management, office equipment and supplies, human resources, information technology, communications, insurance, legal services, purchasing, rent/lease, and security.

Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,572
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

To develop a 25 year long range plan for the use of the money available in the parks and trail fund as well as other traditional sources of funding. Also the development of a 10 year strategic coordination plan is required. The plan is to include a vision, goals and measureable outcomes. The plan must also address specific deliverables outlined in statute. Public engagement was the foundation for the recommendations. The plan was developed in collaboration with other park and trail providers.

Statewide
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$295,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$295,000
Fund Source

Provide expanded state trail safety and efforts to protect the integrity of the paved surfaces. This included erecting larger stop and stop ahead signing to be consistent with national standards. Also included additional crack sealing efforts in a more timely manner, increase effort in mowing to increase user safety, reduce woody vegetation close to the trail and reduce the damage to trail surface caused by root suckering. More mowing and timely mowing also reduces the threat of invasives be spread by seeds by mowing prior to that.

Statewide
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$165,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,720
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$463,910
Fund Source

Install fishing piers at 20 statewide locations (15 replacements and 5 new) with the goal of improving fishing opportunities especially for people with disabilities, children, elderly and those without a boat.

Statewide
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$392,850
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$889,116
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$620,884
Fund Source

This program funds unpredictable maintenance expenditures in State Parks such as storm damage, waterline repair, electrical system repair, erosion repair, utility system repair, and small site improvements.

Statewide