Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  Recent tiling and ditching have accelerated this situation.  Through this proposal, shallow lakes and wetlands will be designed, constructed, and intensively managed to benefit wetland wildlife and Minnesota residents.

Aitkin
Benton
Freeborn
Isanti
Kittson
Lincoln
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nobles
Pennington
Pope
Roseau
Steele
Todd
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). An atlas is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

Brown
Cass
Dodge
Hennepin
Isanti
Lake
Redwood
St. Louis
Wadena
Washington
Recipient
Anoka Conservation District, Isanti County, Great River Greening, Stearns County SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,190,000
Fund Source

The Anoka Sandplain Partnership (Phase 3) proposal will restore and enhance 2,952 acres of wildlife habitat on priority public lands principally within the Anoka Sandplain Ecological Region within the Metropolitan Urbanizing, Forest-Prairie, and Northern Forest regions.

Anoka
Benton
Isanti
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Recipient
Hillary A. Berg
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Shirley A. Chouinard AKA Shirl Chouinard
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Emily J. Donovan Carney AKA Emily Donovan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
St. Louis
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
Jessica H. Lourey AKA Jess Lourey
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Otter Tail
Stearns
Washington
Recipient
Travis J. Lusk
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,315
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Blue Earth
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Pipestone
Ramsey
Winona
Recipient
Carrie E. Thompson AKA Carrie Elizabeth Thompson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Recipient
Hennepin Theatre Trust
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$94,200
Arts Access
Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Chisago
Clay
Douglas
Hennepin
Isanti
Le Sueur
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Pine
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Winona
Wright
Recipient
SteppingStone Theater Company AKA SteppingStone Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,350
Arts Access
Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,000
Arts Learning
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Sherburne
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,888
Arts Tour Minnesota
Becker
Clay
Crow Wing
Douglas
Fillmore
Isanti
Morrison
Nobles
Olmsted
Stearns
Stevens
Recipient
Rachael Kilgour
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,109
Career Development Grant
St. Louis
Lake
Hennepin
Isanti
Anoka
Sherburne
Ramsey
Chisago
Washington
Aitkin
Itasca
Crow Wing
Olmsted
Blue Earth
Recipient
Isanti County Historical Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,960
To gain intellectual and physical control of archival materials held in public trust.
Statewide
Isanti
Recipient
Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Community Arts Support

Beltrami
Benton
Crow Wing
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Mille Lacs
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Recipient
Anoka CD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$72,400
Fund Source

This feasibility study will produce strategies for wetland restoration and ditch hydrology changes to reduce the amount of phosphorus and solids that drain into Typo and Martin Lakes, the Sunrise River and St. Croix River. Total Maximum Daily Loads and other plans have identified this area as key for pollutant reduction, and the study will determine scope and effects of potential projects, allowing the district to prioritize those that will have the great impact on water quality.

Isanti
Recipient
East Central Regional Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,404
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,404

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
Mary Ann Cleary
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Isanti
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,994
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,998
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,788
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,790
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,995
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Chisago
Isanti
Anoka
Washington
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Wright
Sherburne
Benton
Mille Lacs
Kanabec
Pine
Recipient
Terri L. Huro-Torgerson AKA Terri Huro
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Terri L. Huro-Torgerson AKA Terri Huro
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,448
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Milaca Fine Arts Council
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,535
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Paradise Community Theatre Association, Inc. AKA Paradise Community Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,206
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Kanabec
Pine
Mille Lacs
Isanti
Recipient
Natalia M. Peterson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,498
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Recipient
Valerie A. Raivo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Pine
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Rebecca C. Tishman AKA Becca Cerra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Paradise Community Theatre Association, Inc. AKA Paradise Community Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
ECRAC Operating Support Grant
Pine
Isanti
Chisago
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000

Building on the exhibit development community engagement process carried out through four successive Legacy grants, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota will use the 2014-15 direct appropriation to complete fabrication and installation of several exhibit components for its permanent facility. Local resources, volunteers, and community involvement will be combined with museum expertise to complete this process.

Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Short Elliott Hendrickson
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$145,003
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$193,803
Fund Source

The State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Clean Water Fund appropriation identified the northeast metro as an area where potential solutions are needed to address emerging water supply issues. The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with S.E.H. consultants, evaluated water supply approaches to serve the northeastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A subregional study areas was selected based on the indication of potential problems with the long-term sustainability of current water supplies, as well as expressed interest by community stakeholders.

Anoka
Chisago
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Washington
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota DNR and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council work with forest landowners, managers and loggers to implement a set of voluntary sustainable forest management guidelines that include water quality best management practices (BMPs) to ensure sustainable habitat, clean water, and productive forest soils, all contributing to healthy watersheds. This project will monitor the implementation of these forest management guidelines and BMPs on forested watersheds in MN.

Fillmore
Goodhue
Wabasha
Winona
Carlton
Houston
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Roseau
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Lake
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Sherburne
St. Louis
Recipient
Isanti SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,736
Fund Source

This project will install nearly 800 linear feet of restored lakeshore with an emphasis on bioengineering techniques, native plants and locating buffers/swales at points of concentrated overland flow into Green Lake. By targeting properties that are eroding and/or with concentrated overland flow to the lake we will reduce suspended solids discharge by 16,697 lbs/yr and phosphorus by 1.3 lbs/yr.

Isanti
Recipient
AQUA TERRA Consultants
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$199,999
Fund Source
Construct, calibrate, and validate three Hydrologic Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed models that can readily be used to provide information to support conventional parameter Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).
Aitkin
Carlton
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Marshall
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc; Friends of the Mississippi River, Great River Greening, MN Land Trust, Trust for Public Land
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,650,000
Fund Source

Metro Big Rivers Phase 5 will protect in fee title 215 acres, protect in conservation easement 175 acres, and enhance 229 acres of priority habitat within the big rivers corridors in the Metropolitan Urbanizing Area.

Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Isanti
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Washington
Wright