Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Zoological Garden
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,838
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,085

 Legacy Farm Program

Legacy funds allow the Minnesota Zoo to extend the season of the Wells Fargo Family Farm beyond its historical May to September season to include full programming and exhibits from April through November. 

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Melrose
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,609
Fund Source
Replace SSTS in DWSMA
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Clean up old gravel pit
Stearns
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
City of Roscoe
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Hire well driller to investigate placement of alternative drinking water source

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source

Install well submersible level transducer and solar panel to monitor well static and pumping levels.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Freeport
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Fund Source

Seal three wells within the DWSMA; erect and maintain wellhead protection area signs at the DWSMA boundaries.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,564
Fund Source

Provide WHP education to 4th grade students at Water Festival and host a Nitrate Testing Clinic

Stearns
Recipient
City of Sartell
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Seal old municipal well #4, unique well number 232255

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,375
Fund Source

Promote water protection and conservation at Middle Spunk Water Festival as an educational Sponsor, update and maintain city web site with water protection and conservation information, promote community awareness and education on Source Water Protection

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Reduce nitrogen inputs in ag areas
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Cloud, St. Paul, Minneapolis
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,319
Fund Source
Best practices storm water and land use; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,301
Fund Source
Cost share program to owners for adoption and implementation of nitrogen BMPs; and for crop rotations
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Cloud
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,750
Fund Source
Purchase, install and program water quality monitor at St. Cloud intake station
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,997
Fund Source
Nutrient reduction program
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Cloud Public Utilities
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Purchase and install an upstream water quality meter
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,997
Fund Source
Nutrient reduction program
Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,997
Fund Source

Install a well submersible level transducer and solar panel

Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,055
Fund Source

Install a Well House security system to current scada system.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,245
Fund Source

Nutrient Management Stategies to reduce nitrate reaching the aquifer, public education and well sealing.

Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,483
Fund Source
Well inventory and childrens Water Festival
Stearns
Recipient
City of Rockville
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,280
Fund Source
Public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of Sartell
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,341
Fund Source
Survey unidentified wells; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of New Munich
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,422
Fund Source
Seal abandoned well; sponsor education session; public education
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Filling subsurface areas with low permeable clay soil
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,445
Fund Source
Public education, advertisement of water festival
Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,861
Fund Source
Seal unused wells; Update well inventory; Water Festival for students; Newsletter on turf management and fertilizer use
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Phase 3 of the closure of the mining site
Stearns
Recipient
City of St. Martin
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Phase four of closure of the gravel mining site
Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,465
Fund Source
Update well inventory and seal identified unused wells; Water festival -educate students on wellhead protection; Storage tanks inventory; Newsletter on turf management and fertilizer use; educate residents on proper disposal of household hazardous waste
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,010
Fund Source
Support Water Festival to 4th grade students; Seal unused unsealed well within the DWSMA
Stearns
Recipient
City of Roscoe
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,715
Fund Source
Phase 1 of a well sealing program: Well survey; Public education on private well management
Stearns
Recipient
City of Waite Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Potential contaminant source inventory; Publish and distribute Consumer Confidence Report
Stearns
Recipient
City of Paynesville
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,736
Fund Source
Seal abandoned, unused wells; Educate students; Water festival; Educate storage tank owners; Develop "Groundwater News" newsletter
Stearns
Recipient
Sauk Centre Public Utilities
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Develop emergency response plan; Well survey - locate missing or unknown wells in the DWSMA
Stearns
Recipient
City of Cold Spring
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,260
Fund Source
Develop WHP website; Support Water Festival for 4th grade students; Host a nitrate test clinic
Stearns
Recipient
City of Rockville
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,807
Fund Source
Support Water Festival, educate residents about potential contaminant sources; Distribute educational materials about WHP efforts; Payment to agricultural producers to convert crop land to native grasses
Stearns
Recipient
City of Avon
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,606
Fund Source
Educational materials about well sealing and drinking water; Develop WHP website; Sponsor Middle Sauk Water Festival; Promote water conservation to residents
Stearns
Recipient
City of Brooten
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Educate residents about wellhead protection; Identify proper location for gate valves and installation
Stearns