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Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$432

With the grant the Kanabec County Historical Society purchased sixteen rolls of microfilm to make current their collection of Kanabec County Times newspaper through 2007 and fill in the missing years of the Grasston Advance for 1920 and 1922.

Recipient
Kanabec County Soil and Water Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,265
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source

This project will be a complete TMDL report for the Biota and Bacteria (E. coli) impairments for the Ann River Watershed. The water bodies associated with these impairments will then be removed from the MPCA’s impaired waters list, and implementation activities to restore the water bodies will begin.

Recipient
Lyric Opera of the North
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Art Project Grant
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Jaques Art Center, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,936

Art Project Grant

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Mora Public Schools
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Art Crawl: Collaborations with Our Community Artists.
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,393
Arts Learning
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Ten Thousand Things Theater
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,476
Arts Tour Minnesota
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VocalEssence
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$92,556
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Kanabec SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,072
Fund Source

With a population of approximately 3,500, the City of Mora is the largest municipality in the Snake River watershed. Monitoring indicates the city's Lake Mora has high levels of total phosphorus, total suspended solids, and other pollutants. This project will develop a plan that identifies several stormwater best management practices (BMPs) for the City of Mora and surrounding rural areas to address these impairments. Modeling and analysis will be used to target projects where they can provide the most benefit.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Environmental Financial Group Inc.
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,785
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Environmental Financial Group Inc. generated a matrix of water conservation programs with detailed information about the costs and benefits of the programs. Tools were also developed to allow users to calculate potential water savings, estimate program implementation costs, and test the effects of various water conservation programs and rate structures.

Recipient
East Central Regional Library
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,301
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,951

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

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.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$636,000

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been decimating ash throughout the Great Lake States and is currently advancing into Minnesota, threatening the future of the ash forests that occur across much of the state. Of particular concern is the impact EAB will have on the ecology and functioning of black ash swamps, which cover over one million acres in Minnesota and represent the state’s most common ash forest type. Black ash trees grow and thrive in swamps and occupy a unique wet niche where few other tree species grow.

Recipient
Fairview Elementary School
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,810
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,994
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,998
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,788
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,790
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,995
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Terri L. Huro-Torgerson AKA Terri Huro
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Terri L. Huro-Torgerson AKA Terri Huro
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,448
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Milaca Fine Arts Council
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,535
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
City of Mora
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Onamia Public Schools AKA Mille Lacs Area Partners for Youth
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,266
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
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
Recipient
Natalia M. Peterson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,498
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Keith R. Raivo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Valerie A. Raivo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Rebecca C. Tishman AKA Becca Cerra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
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Paradise Community Theatre Association, Inc. AKA Paradise Community Theatre
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
ECRAC Operating Support Grant
Recipient
Pine Center for the Arts, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,982
ECRAC Operating Support Grant
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.

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.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Administration
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,420
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,314

Per Minnesota Laws, 2009, Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 5, "Funds in this subdivision are appropriated to the commissioner of the Department of Administration for grants to the named organizations for the purposes specified in this subdivision. Up to one percent of funds may be used by the Department of Administration for grants administration. Grants made to public television or radio organizations are subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 129D.18 and 129D.19."

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).
Recipient
Kanabec Soil and Water Conservation District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$196,200
Fund Source

The goal of this project is monitoring, assessment and data collection in six un-assessed streams and three lakes in the Snake River watershed, in addition to the implementation of sixteen approved Best Management Practices (BMP's), ten forest stewardship plan developments, community outreach, education and civic engagement activities.

Recipient
DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
Kanabec County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,836

Kanabec County Historical Society purchased a ST ViewScan Digital Microfilm system which included a Apple laptop computer, Windows 7 for Macs and Stylus Photo software and a printer to broaden public access to primary historical records.