Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$180,000
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
Hennepin
Ramsey
Recipient
MPCA
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Project Overview

Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
USGS
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000

Ballast water - water carried in tanks on ships to help provide stability and aid steering - is likely the single greatest source for introduction of non-native and invasive aquatic species. Ballast water is collected in one body of water and discharged into another body of water, usually large distances apart. At least one new invasive species is found in the Great Lakes every year, with Lake Superior being particularly at risk. Scientists from the U.S.

Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
MPCA
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750,000

Project Outcome and Results
Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon (MnSCC) is a three-year project that engaged over 7,000 students in 100 public high schools, colleges and universities across Minnesota to save energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their schools.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$743,000

Most mercury in Minnesota waters is deposited from the atmosphere as a byproduct of burning coal and other compounds. Once in the environment, mercury can convert to a form called methylmercury where it bioaccumulates up the food chain from microscopic plants and animals to fish and then to humans and wildlife that consume the fish. The first step in solving the problem of mercury in fish is reducing the sources of mercury entering waters.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Education
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
MPCA
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000


Overall Project Outcome and Results

Statewide