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Pomme de Terre River Association JPB
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$387,146
Fund Source

The Pomme de Terre River Association has targeted and identified specific areas and activities required for marked water quality improvement. This project will implement of 16 Water and Sediment Control Basins (WASCOBs), 28 Rain Gardens, 2 Shoreline/ Stream bank stabilization, 10 Waste Pit Closures, 1 Terrace Project, and the enrollment of 1900 acres into conservation practices. These practices in total will directly result in site-specific and watershed-dependent reductions of 17,801 tons of sediment and 17,784 pounds of phosphorous from entering surface waters yearly in the watershed.

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Pheasants Forever
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,350,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,362 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

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Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,620,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 900 acres of wetlands (225 acres) and grasslands (675 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

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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.

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Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,490
Art Project
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Lac Qui Parle Players
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,455
Art Project
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Pioneer Public Television
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Art Project Legacy
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City of Watson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148
Art Project
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Dassel-Cokato Community Education
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
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Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,390
Art Project
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New London Music Group
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
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Ira Hoffman
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$309
Artist Mentor Program
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Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,235
Arts Access
Recipient
Northern Light Opera Company, Inc. AKA Northern Light Opera Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
COMPAS, Inc. AKA COMPAS
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,350
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,888
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Singers Minnesota Choral Artists AKA The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,096
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Hong G. Dice AKA Gao Hong
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,058
Arts Tour Minnesota
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The Rose Ensemble
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$62,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Chippewa River Watershed Project
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$296,965
Fund Source

The goal of the Chippewa River Watershed Protection project is to protect unimpaired areas of the watershed. This will be accomplished through education and outreach with landowners and through implementation of best management practices.

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.

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Prairie Arts Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,672
Equip/Fac
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Tetra Tech
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to continue and finalize Hydrological Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model construction and complete the calibration/validation process for the Minnesota River–Headwaters and Lac qui Parle watersheds that can readily be used to provide information to support conventional parameter Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports.

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Tetra Tech
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota River Basin Hydrological Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) models, which simulate flow and pollutant transport, need to be refined to be consistent with the most recent external sources of land use, hydrologic response, and surface flow attributions. The primary goal of this work is to refine the hydrologic calibration in the Minnesota River basin.

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University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Recipient
Alexandria Public Schools
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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City of Elbow Lake
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,920
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Bethany Lacktorin
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,479
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Regents of the University of Minnesota-Morris AKA University of Minnesota-Morris, English Discipline
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,410
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Michael J. Weatherly
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,790
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Christine M. Kolaya AKA Chrissy Kolaya
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,120
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Athena O. Kildegaard
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,380
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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Terrace Mill Foundation, Inc. AKA The Terrace Mill
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,440
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Ducks Unlimited
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,910,000
Fund Source

Phase 4 of our ongoing Living Lakes program will enhance 4,000 acres of shallow lakes and wetlands for waterfowl in the Prairie, Transition, and Metro Sections in partnership with Minnesota DNR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other agencies.

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Upper Minnesota River Watershed District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,088
Fund Source
The goal of this project is to establish a framework that the local government can use to guide their involvement as the UMR Watershed Project progresses over the next four years. This will result in strategies to protect or restore the waters in this watershed. These strategies will be used as the basis for making informed local water quality and land use planning decisions, as well as development of grant applications to implement the restoration and protection of waters in the UMR watershed.
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Upper Minnesota River Watershed District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,013
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to develop a Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan (WRAPS) to be used at the local level. It will increase the number of citizens participating in education and outreach events; foster information and idea exchange around watershed issues through relationships and social networks; involve community members in crafting civic engagement activities/plans in which they feel ownership and desire to implement; and promote awareness, concern, and watershed stewardship to community organizations/institutions.

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The Nature Conservancy
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,032,000
Fund Source

This project contributes to the goals of the MN Prairie Conservation Plan by protecting 800 acres of prairie/wetland/savanna habitat; restoring 150 acres prairie/wetland; and enhancing 6,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, grasslands and savanna.

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to analyze and document database architecture, platform, table structures, systems and data fields at six Minnesota agencies (Board of Soil and Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources, MN Department of Agriculture, MN Department of Health, Metropolitan Council, and MN Pollution Control Agency) for 30+ databases related to water.