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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.

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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$161,308
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 0.4 acre inholding at 2220 Marshall St. NE.

Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$157,238
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Acquire 1-acre 1286 Carriage Hills Drive (Shadduck) for Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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Three Rivers Park District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$119,250
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At Elm Creek Park Reserve, acquire 1.4 acre inholding (Zopfi) at 12208 Hayden Lake Rd. W.

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Carver County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$267,829
Fund Source

Acquire 1.56 miles of rail corridor for Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail

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Scott County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,845
Fund Source

Acquire 21-acre Union Pacific parcel for Scott County Regional Trail

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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$408,625
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 3.57 acre inholding (Scherer Lumber Co. - year 2 of 2).

Recipient
Carver County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source

Complete 6.9 miles of paved trail, build trailhead, acquire trail right-of-way

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

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Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,593
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,536
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company was contracted to assess the local water resources in the City of East Bethel area, where the city and Metropolitan Council are working closely to design a water reclamation and reuse facility intended to treat wastewater generated by future growth. This project evaluated plans for land use, water and sewers using a local groundwater flow model to identify potential risks to high-value water resources.

Recipient
U of MN - Duluth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000


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Anoka County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

At Bunker Hills Regional Park, completion of additional campground loop with water/electric hook-up sites.

Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$923,000
Fund Source

At Lilydale Regional Park, completion of construction work started in 2009 with a FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund Grant and new design/engineering/construction documents for picnic shelter, lake picnic area and middle section road re-alignment including utilities and lighting.

Recipient
Washington County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$716,000
Fund Source

Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Complete Winter Recreation Area development that was started with FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund grant including: plan winter recreation area project, develop or re-develop recreation facilities to accommodate evening use, install lighting for ski trails and site, develop roads and parking lot, remodel or replace barn for use as a trailhead, and provide signage and other amenities to enhance park visitor's experience

Recipient
Ramsey County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,000
Fund Source

At Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park, complete 2 acre Nature Play Area and 1 acre Children's Garden (including garden house for multi-purpose programs) at Tamarack Nature Center that was started with the FY 2010 Parks and Trails Fund grant and other funds.

Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$562,000
Fund Source

Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park, Above the Falls Regional Park. Conduct a design competition to develop a next generation park master plan for the Minneapolis Riverfront Regional Parks at an estimated cost of $350,000. And complete initial planning and engineering documents for restoration and development of the Mill Ruins Park Headrace facilities in Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park at an estimated cost of $212,000. MRPB staff will be working with the Met Council staff to update this scope of service, with confirmation of the scope change in July 2011.

Recipient
Ramsey County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$448,518
Fund Source

Battle Creek Regional Park, construct 1-mile paved off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail on the north side of Lower Afton Road, from Pt Douglas Rd to McKnight Road. Links the regional trail system to communities including Maplewood and Woodbury.

Recipient
Bloomington
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$234,000
Fund Source

Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve, reconstruct 3,070 lineal feet of bituminous trails.

Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source

Theodore Wirth Regional Park, construct beach and picnic improvements (Wirth Lake Area Plan) including boardwalks and trail.

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
Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,130,000

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Scott County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source

Maintenance shop development including demolition, design, engineering, and construction.

Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$590,000
Fund Source

Como Park. Design and renovation of the Lily Pond.

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Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Lebanon Hills Regional Park, design, construct and administer parking, event area and site improvements at park's visitor center.

Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,012
Fund Source

Build ADA compliant, year round, multi-purpose, paved trail and boardwalk around Empire Lake; Construct 2 camper cabins; Improve/replace Empire Lake dike outlet; Install benches & site furnishings; landscaping and MP-approved improvements. Includes design, engineering, construction & construction administration.

Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park, implement Brownie Lake Master Plan, develop a 1-mile trail and update lighting, vegetation, and drainage. Upgrade fishing facility, archery area.

Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
Fund Source

Crosby Farm Regional Park. Develop new east side entrance and parking area. Build new trail connections to Sam Morgan Regional Trail and other existing trails. Convert unused road bed to green space.

Recipient
Ramsey County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$129,193
Fund Source

At Bald Eagle-Otter Tail Lakes Regional Park, develop a volunteer corps of nature play leaders, gardeners and naturalists to support nature programming.

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
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$340,000

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U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000


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Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$264,000

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Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,246
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,754
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company developed maps and supporting information to characterize the relationship between surface waters and groundwater, identifying surface waters most likely to be impacted by groundwater withdrawals in the region. This project also provided guidance on effective resource monitoring strategies and costs for each type of surface water feature.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/CDM
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,695
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$65,773
Fund Source

Working with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) evaluated the feasibility of using stormwater runoff for irrigation and other purposes that traditionally rely on potable water. Effective implementation of stormwater reuse practices can lower demands on drinking water supplies and reduce impacts from aquifer decline, while simultaneously reducing mass loading of pollutants to surface waters.

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$359,000

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Metropolitan Council/Minnesota Geological Survey
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,226
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,138
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Geological Survey collected information and conducted an assessment of the hydraulic properties and chemistry of selected aquifers in the metro area. This project greatly improves the accessibility of existing data, which were previously available only in scattered paper reports. A robust database of groundwater age, aquifer hydraulic conductivity and groundwater chemistry data was developed to make the information easily accessible to water resource managers.

Recipient
UMD, NRRI
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$507,000

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Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Fund Source

Lebanon Regional Park, implement elements of the Visitor Center Interpretive Concept Plan to engage, educate, inform and encourage stewardship and preservation.

Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$144,987
Fund Source

County-wide signage improvements at all regional parks and trails.