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Upper Minnesota River WD
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$123,000
Fund Source

The Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is currently being developed for the Minnesota River-Headwaters. Part of the WRAPS and subsequent implementation addresses targeting locations for specific projects (e.g., conservation practices) which are expected to results in measurable water quality benefits for impaired lakes and rivers. Protection strategies are also developed to maintain water quality.

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University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in in the 67 counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

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University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

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DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,740,000
Fund Source

The Native Prairie Bank Program will work with willing landowners to enroll 760 acres of native prairie in perpetual easements. Enrollment will focus on Minnesota Prairie Plan identified landscapes and target high quality prairies that provide valuable wildlife habitat.

Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,880,000
Fund Source

We propose restoration and enhancement of prairie and savanna on WMA’s, SNA’s, and Native Prairie Banks in Minnesota and restoration and enhancement of bluff prairies on State Forest Land in southeast Minnesota.

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Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,620,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 900 acres of wetlands (225 acres) and grasslands (675 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

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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.

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Recipient
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,490
Art Project
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
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Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,990
Art Project
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Lac Qui Parle Players
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,455
Art Project
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Meander Art Crawl
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Pioneer Public Television
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Art Project Legacy
Recipient
City of Watson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148
Art Project
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,235
Arts Access
Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,570,000
Fund Source

Acquire 910 acres of high priority habitats for designation as Wildlife Management Areas or Scientific & Natural Areas emphasizing Prairie Conservation Plan implementation and coordinating with partners. All lands will be open for public hunting, fishing and trapping.

Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Equipment/Facilities
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.

Recipient
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,760

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

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Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Local Arts Initiative
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Upper Minnesota River Watershed District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,013
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to develop a Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan (WRAPS) to be used at the local level. It will increase the number of citizens participating in education and outreach events; foster information and idea exchange around watershed issues through relationships and social networks; involve community members in crafting civic engagement activities/plans in which they feel ownership and desire to implement; and promote awareness, concern, and watershed stewardship to community organizations/institutions.

Recipient
The Nature Conservancy
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,032,000
Fund Source

This project contributes to the goals of the MN Prairie Conservation Plan by protecting 800 acres of prairie/wetland/savanna habitat; restoring 150 acres prairie/wetland; and enhancing 6,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, grasslands and savanna.

Recipient
Emmons & Oliver Resources (EOR)
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,329
Fund Source

This project will address United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) comments on the Preliminary Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) comments on the pre-public notice draft Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report, and produce Public Notice Draft TMDL study and Public Notice Draft WRAPS report ready for public review and comment.

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The Nature Conservancy with USFWS
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,430,000
Fund Source

The Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperate to permanently protect native prairie and associated complexes of wetlands and other native habitats in western Minnesota by purchasing 1,090 acres of fee title properties and/or habitat easements.

Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,630
Operating Support
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,958
Operating Support
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American Craft Council
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,781
Operating Support
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The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$285,713
Operating Support
Recipient
Coffee House Press
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,284
Operating Support
Recipient
Graywolf Press
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,021
Operating Support
Recipient
Hennepin Theatre Trust
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$413,103
Operating Support
Recipient
Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. AKA Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,795
Operating Support
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The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts AKA The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,671
Operating Support
Recipient
The Minnesota Opera AKA Minnesota Opera
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$280,552
Operating Support
Recipient
Minnesota Orchestral Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$493,696
Operating Support
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The Museum of Russian Art
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,773
Operating Support
Recipient
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc. AKA Penumbra Theatre
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$66,401
Operating Support
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Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200

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