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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
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$305,000
Fund Source

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

Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Recipient
Kari A. Dunn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Jane S. Peck
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250

Artist Assistance

Recipient
Leo R. Smith IV AKA Lyon Smith
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Linda K. Rossi
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Lisa S. Truax
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Winona State University AKA Winona State University College of Education
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Artists in Education
Recipient
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,000
Arts Access
Recipient
Celebration of a City AKA Rochesterfest
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center AKA Stringwood Summer Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Hambone Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Lanesboro Arts Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Rochester Chamber Music Society
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,895
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Winona
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Recipient
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Giants Folk and Fine Arts School.
Recipient
CityArt Sculpture Walk
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Recipient
La Crescent-Hokah Community Education
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
A performance and student workshop for the residents of La Crescent and surrounding areas featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Recipient
USDA-NASS, Douglas Hartwig, Director (651) 201-6030
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,826
Fund Source

The MDA partnered with the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) and University of Minnesota researchers to collect information about fertilizer use and farm management. Surveys were conducted over the phone. NASS staff are highly skilled at obtaining critical information over the phone with minimal time and burden on the producer.In 2011, the survey focused on the southeast region of Minnesota. The survey was designed to gather information about nitrogen fertilizer rates, timing of nitrogen application and use of nitrogen inhibitors.

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
University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,414
Fund Source

This project will identify and compile existing nitrate data from groundwaters and surface waters in the Lower Mississippi Basin (LMB) generally and focus on the Root River Watershed. The purpose is to investigate the quantity and quality of existing nitrate data, and to organize it for use in comprehensive watershed strategy development (including assessment, TMDL computation and identification and study of nitrate sources and delivery mechanisms).

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,664
To hire consultants to develop an exhibit on Dakota culture and history.
Recipient
DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,530,000
Fund Source

Restoration and Enhancement of Prairie on WMA’s, SNA’s, AMA's and Native Prairie Banks in Minnesota.
Restoration and Enhancement of Bluff Prairies on State Forest Land in Southeast Minnesota.

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.

Recipient
Multiple Local Government Units
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,436,888
Fund Source

Currently, there are approximately 5,050 feedlots with fewer than 300 animal units that need to come into compliance with State feedlot rules. Clean Water Feedlot Water Quality Management Grant funds are being used to provide financial assistance to landowners with feedlot operations less than 300 animal units in size and located in a riparian area or impaired watershed.

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
The Mantorville Theatre Company, Inc.
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association AKA SEMBA
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
Bluff Country Artists Gallery
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
Frozen River Film Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
Hambone Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
Sing Out Loud AKA The Bella Choirs
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
General Operating Support
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$73,563
Fund Source

This project will study the geologic controls on nitrate transport in southeast Minnesota's karst landscape and will also provide datasets for other projects over time.