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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.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,791,000
Fund Source

This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.

Recipient
Dakota County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$157,238
Fund Source

Acquire 1-acre 1286 Carriage Hills Drive (Shadduck) for Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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
Anoka Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

A direct appropriation of $400,000 in FY 2010 and $600,000 in FY2011 for the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is for the metropolitan landscape restoration program for water quality and improvement projects in the seven-county metro area.

Recipient
Arlington, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$640,339
Fund Source

Construct treatment plant improvements

Recipient
Harriet Morrow AKA Chantel SinGs
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
The project will include the completion of a full length studio album and an organized concert performance by the artists and other Minnesota performing artists.
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,610
Caponi Art Park will increase access to the arts for underserved youth in Dakota County through a new outreach program of tours, activities and performances.
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$137,243
CLIMB writes/performs six short one-acts outdoors at 28 rural community events; townspeople attending Intergenerational Dialogues choose the plays' topics, discuss theater, and learn our process.
Recipient
Eagan Men's Chorus
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,252
Funding for 23 concerts during October 2010 through June 2011 to be held at assisted living facilities, senior housing, and Associated Male Chorus of America events in Dakota County.
Recipient
Black Dirt Theater
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for an original theatrical work and visual art experience based on stories gathered from the community. Performances will take place at Hastings Middle School Auditorium in November 2011.
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for the 2010 Summer Performance Series, featuring Minnesota Sinfonia, a Shakespeare Festival, the Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale, Sumunar Indonesian Gamelan and Dance Ensemble, Voice of the Culture Drum and Dance and the Bill Evan
Recipient
Dakota Center for the Arts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for the 18th annual Eagan Art Festival, a free two-day outdoor festival featuring a broad range of entertainment and arts activities for all ages. The festival will take place at the Eagan Community Center in June 2012.
Recipient
Oratorio Society of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for two concerts in their 2010-2011 Season. The fall concert will be in collaboration with the Hopkins High School Chamber Choir and take place at St. Olaf Catholic Church in November 2010. The spring concert will take place at Temple Israel in Up
Recipient
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding to present The Nutcracker, an original full-length production by Denise Vogt. Performances will take place at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in December 2011.
Recipient
Remembering With Dignity
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for Remembering with Dignity, a visual arts project involving artists with developmental disabilities and featuring studio sessions and field trips. The project will culminate in an exhibition at Newell Park in St. Paul in May 2012.
Recipient
Hastings Concert Association
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Funding for four free music concerts as part of their summer concert series. The concerts will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings in August 2011.
Recipient
Green Isle Community School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will have an Artist in Residency where students interview elders and work with local artists to create plays based on the elder’s lives.
Recipient
Minnesota New Country School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will provide 8-10 arts and cultural field trips, to students for the current and upcoming school year.
Recipient
Jasmine Houska
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
She will take piano lessons with a private instructor.
Recipient
Farmington Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$13,603
Focusing on a theme of Making Art Together Builds Community, all students at Farmington Elementary will work with one of four artists using the European and American folk song and dance, Ghaian drumming, West African dance, and puppetry.
Recipient
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,500
IFTPA will collaborate with Sibley Elementary School in Northfield and the Northfield Community Chinese School to hire Chinese musician Gao Hong to do residencies at each school.
Recipient
Allegro Choral Academy
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,425
Funding for the new “Vivace West” music education and performance program for students in grades 2 to 8 in Rosemount and Savage. The project will run from September 2011 through April 2012.
Recipient
Caponi Art Park AKA Caponi Art Park and Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funding for 2011 Family Fun Tuesdays, a program of 13 weekly interactive performances and workshops for pre-school and school-age children, parents, grandparents and caregivers at the Art Park during summer 2011.
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,948
Return to Honor, sensitizes communities to the challenges faced by military personnel returning from combat. The play will be performed throughout Minnesota nineteen times, hosted by our partner libraries.
Recipient
Rolf C. Erdahl AKA Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,823
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo will tour with recitals of new music for oboe/bass duo to Owatonna, Grand Rapids, and Duluth; and with Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie educational programs to 32 communities served by the Great River Regional Library system.
Recipient
Barr Engineering Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,020
Fund Source

This project will develop a Final TMDL report and Implementation Plan for the Bluff Creek Watershed.  The main outcomes of this project are the development of a Final TMDL Report approved by MPCA and EPA and a Final Implementation Plan approved by MPCA. 

Recipient
Barr Engineering Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$34,339
Fund Source

This Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project will develop a TMDL Report and Implementation Plan defining the sources contributing to the impairments and outlining the steps necessary to bring Bluff Creek back to meeting water quality standards.

Recipient
Caponi Art Park
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,990

Caponi Art Park contracted with the Dakota County Historical society to survey and assess the general condition of the many materials in their collection documenting the history of the organization and it's founder, Anthony Caponi. As a result the Caponi Art Park organization now knows the size of the collection, the staff are properly trained and professional systems and policies have been implemented that document and present an informative, usable collection.

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
Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,269,000
Fund Source

In-stream and riparian habitat was enhanced along six reaches of coldwater streams located in existing Aquatic Management Areas. The projects improved habitat for both game and non-game fish and wildlife species uniquely associated with coldwater trout streams and expanded recreational opportunities.

Recipient
Burnsville Visual Arts Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Art Fete, a juried visual arts exhibition featuring a free opening reception and awards ceremony. The exhibition will be shown at the Burnsville Performing Art Center Gallery from March through April 2011.
Recipient
Dakota Valley Symphony
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for three performances at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center: a concert featuring pianist Roberto Plano, a Baroque concert, and the fourth annual Young Artists Competition. Performances will take place between January and May 2011.
Recipient
Eagan Parks and Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Art... Be A Part!, an arts program for all ages featuring weekly hands-on art activities at Dakota Woodlands Women’s Shelter, two art activity tents at the annual Eagan Art Festival, and smaller workshops for teens and intergenerational audien
Recipient
Exultate
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for two performances of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach featuring 50 additional musicians to the chamber choir and orchestra. The concerts will take place at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth in March 2011.
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Men's Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,949
Funding for a daylong choral music workshop for male high school-age music students in Dakota County. The workshop will culminate with an evening performance in April 2011.
Recipient
Rosemount Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for the Rosemount Bluegrass and Americana Festival, a three-day free festival in conjunction with the city’s Leprechaun Days celebration. The festival will take place at Rosemount’s Central Park in July 2011.
Recipient
City of South Saint Paul
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Funding for Step into Summer, a series of dance clinics that will run for four weeks on Wednesday evenings in July. Clinics will take place at the South St. Paul Central Square Community Center Amphitheater and will culminate in a community dance for the
Recipient
Youth Dance Ensemble and School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700
Funding for Dances at the Lakes, a free dance concert featuring original choreography by Colleen Tague. Performances will take place at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden in Summer 2011.