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MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500,000
Fund Source

We protected 22.3 miles of trout streams and 1.3 miles of lakeshore via easements (585 acres in total), and 7.4 miles (504 acres) of lakeshore through fee-title purchase. We enhanced shoreline habitat on 524 acres of riparian land, and instream habitat on 3.1 miles of trout streams and 0.5 miles of warmwater rivers.

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MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

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Pheasants Forever
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,815,000
Fund Source

This program accelerated the permanent protection of 2,267 acres of wetlands (465 acres) and grasslands (1,802 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota. Over the course of the appropriation, PF acquired 18 parcels for a total of 2,267 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 2,250 acres by 17 acres. Breaking down acres by ecological section we exceeded our acre goal for both the metropolitan area by 61 acres and in the prairie area by 346 acres. We have exceeded anticipated match of $5,125,000 by $771,500.

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Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,835
Arts Classes
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Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,995
Interactive Recital and Concert/Alexander Sandor
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Kaleidoscope an Artists' Gallery
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,065
Fall Arts Events
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Kaleidoscope an Artists' Gallery
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,384
Fall Artist Exhibition Series
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Kaleidoscope an Artists' Gallery
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
2012 Artist Exhibition Series
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City of Spicer AKA Spicer Beautification Committee
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,825
Spicer Pole Project
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Willmar Area Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,895
2012 Gallery Exhibitions
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Willmar Area Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,350
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!
Recipient
Paul Benson
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

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Natalie Brouwer
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$264
Art Study Opportunity for Youth
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Nicole Brouwer
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500
Art Study Opportunity for Youth
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Elizabeth Mangen
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500

Attend Musical Theatre Camp

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CityArt Sculpture Walk
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
CityArt Sculpture Walk
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Minnesota Over Sixty Band
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
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MacPhail Center for Music
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,228
Arts Learning
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Kevin L. Strauss
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,999
Arts Learning
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Theater Mu, Inc. AKA Mu Performing Arts
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,112
Arts Learning
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Litchfield Community Theatre
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,707
Arts Organization Development and Equipment
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Willmar Area Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$578
Arts Organization Development and Equipment
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Creating Art Together
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$968
Arts Organization Development and Equipment
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New London-Spicer High School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,650
Craig Edwards/Leona Rock Residency
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Cantus
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,479
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,003
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Friends of the Minnesota Sinfonia AKA Minnesota Sinfonia
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,660
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Lisa M. Fuglie AKA Monroe Crossing
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Northern Lights Music Festival
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Renville County c/o Hawk Creek Watershed Project
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$149,860
Fund Source

This project will establish a framework and provide tools for local government and watershed projects to engage the public in a manner that will lead to water quality improvement through targeted and prioritized implementation of watershed management practices. The major components of the watershed approach that will be used for this project include; monitoring, gathering of watershed information, assessment of the data, develop of implementation strategies, and implementation of water quality protection and restoration activities.

Recipient
Yellow Medicine River Watershed District
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,121
Fund Source

This project approach will include monitoring and gathering of watershed information, assess the data, develop implementation strategies to meet standards and protect waters, implement water quality protection and restoration activities in the watershed. The goal of this project is to establish a framework, and to provide information and tools for local government and watershed organizations to engage the public in a manner that will lead to water quality improvement.

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Tetra Tech, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,999
Fund Source

This project will develop and execute three point source related scenarios for the Chippewa River watershed using an existing HSPF watershed model. This project will also support the review of the HSPF Modeling Guidance Document.

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RESPEC
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,996
Fund Source

This project will finalize HSPF watershed model construction by incorporating internal phosphorus loading in modeled lakes, run a suite of implementation scenarios and generate a GenScn project containing model output. The consultant will produce HSPF watershed models that can readily be used to provide information to support conventional parameter TMDLs. The consultant will deliver all modeling files for baseline and implementation scenarios and provide a GenScn project containing model output.

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Minnesota River Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,691
Fund Source

This project will support a civic engagement cohort that will be offered in southwest Minnesota to foster partnering and build capacity of local government, organizations, and residents for effective civic engagement in water protection and restoration. This project will also build networks and the skill set of local resource professionals to do effective civic engagement work for water restoration and protection. The cohort will be administered through the Minnesota River Board (MRB), established in 1995 with a goal of focusing water management efforts on the local level.

Recipient
Board of Water & Soil Resources
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$397,580
Fund Source

BWSR will administer funding to eligible County projects that provide funds and other assistance to low income property owners to upgrade or replace Noncompliant Septic Systems. BWSR will also manage annual reporting completed by each County.

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Minnesota Land Trust
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,000

With this appropriation, the Minnesota Land Trust plans to protect approximately 500 acres of critical shoreline habitat along Minnesota's lakes, wetlands, rivers, and streams by securing permanent conservation easements and dedicating funds for their perpetual monitoring, management, and enforcement. Lands being considered for permanent protection in this round of funding are located in Becker, Beltrami, Blue Earth, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Otter Tail, Pope, and Wabasha counties.

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Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$252,125
Fund Source

Green Lake is a popular and regionally significant lake. Monitoring data collected on Green Lake indicates that the lake's water quality is declining. Over recent decades, development in the City of Spicer and around Green Lake has increased dramatically, resulting in much higher percentages of impervious surfaces such as parking lots, driveways and roads. The resulting increase in runoff velocities and volumes require the incorporation of stormwater infrastructure to accommodate water that previously infiltrated soils.

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Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$43,505
Fund Source

The Crow River is known to be one of the highest nutrient loading watersheds in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Years of water quality monitoring confirm a variety of water quality issues in drainage ditches. These include high nutrient loading and delivery of high levels of suspended solids to downstream receiving waters such as Diamond Lake which is negatively impacted for elevated phosphorus levels.

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The Nature Conservancy
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
Fund Source

Goals for Phase 2 of the MN Prairie Recovery Program were to: protect 1200 acres native prairie/savanna; restore 250 acres grassland; enhance 6000 acres grassland/savanna with fire, invasive species removal, and grazing; and continue a new prairie conservation model.

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source

This project supports monitoring and assessment activities by MPCA EAO staff and includes lab analysis, equipment, and fieldwork expenses associated with monitoring and assessment activities within the described priority watersheds.

Lake Monitoring: Lakes are monitored for nutrients, clarity and other information to provide the data needed to assess the aquatic recreation use support.