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.
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.
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.
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.
To make the Cathedral of St. Paul archives more accessible to the public, the Cathedral heritage foundation undertook a two-step project to sort, organize, inventory and file their collections. The first step involved general cleaning and the reorganization of materials. All materials were re-housed in archival storage units. Inventory information was entered into PastPerfect. The second step of the project focused on the recruitment and training of volunteers folow up on and continue the new preservation/storage best practices.
The RCHS determined to gain intellectual and physical control over their historical collections documenting Ramsey County.
PastPerfect software was purchased and installed, and training was received by staff. An inventory technician was hired and trained to apply the software using best practice inventory methods. 2,306 artifacts (9% of the total inventory) were recorded and catalogued. The daily information was backed up and stored offsite.
Phase two of a project to improve intellectual control of the stored 3-D collections by contiuing the partial-inventory of artifacts. During this phase of the inventory 2,155 objects were recorded making the total number recorded so far 4,461 or approximately 18% of the objects to be inventoried. Information garnered during the process will aid the determination of the amount of storage needed and the supplies necessary for proper storage and preservation. Once complete, the inventory will aid exhibit planning and creation.
Work with an established writer who will help nurture her voice, strengthen her manuscript, and educate her on the business of writing. In addition she will host a reading and discussion with other writers.
To develop a new body of artwork that can be exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. To find venues for that artwork, and construct a Website that accurately promotes his artistic progress.
The ScrapMobile, a portable art car (van) and art program of ArtStart's ArtScraps Materials Reuse Center, seeks funding to provide free summer arts programming instructed by ArtStart roster artists in parks, housing developments, and recreation centers for underserved youth/families in collaboration with Saint Paul Park and Recreation's Roving Rec program and the St Paul Public Library Bookmobile.
Professional theater artists will work for and with the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul to create a community-engaged theater production in which community stories inspire the script and score, and professional and community actors share the stage.
Great Tap for an Even Greater Minnesota will travel to greater Minnesota providing free tap dance education and low cost performance to communities underserved regarding arts performance/educational opportunities, fitting into its mission to "expand the boundaries of American tap dance."
The Ordway will increase access for senior citizens with limited income and/or transportation challenges to attend “Guys and Dolls” and contribute stories of the time period through workshops with artists.