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Recipient
Chisago SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Fund Source

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District has been successful in implementing Best Management Practices in certain targeted locations within the county, including the prioritized and assessed areas of Chisago City, Lindstrom, and Center City. However, there are many areas that want to implement conservation projects but aren't within targeted areas. This award will empower community partners, especially lake associations, to award grants for rain gardens, shoreline buffers, and other worthwhile projects to improve water quality.

Recipient
Faribault County SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

The Faribault Soil and Water Conservation District will provide mini-grants to conservation-conscious community organizations who voluntarily construct best management practices that provide storage and treatment of stormwater runoff at its source.

Recipient
Nobles SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$264,700
Fund Source

The Targeted Bacterial Impairment Reduction Project will reduce bacterial loading by 87% on the Elk Creek Tributary a priority site on the Rock River.

Recipient
Shell Rock River Watershed District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,127,000
Fund Source

The Albert Lea Lake Management project replaced the previous Albert Lea Lake fix-crest dam with a 3-in-1 structure that included a rock riffle dam, a lake level management structure, and an electric fish barrier. The benefits from this project include improved aquatic and waterfowl habitat, invasive species management, and improved desirable fish populations.

Recipient
Redwood County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,992
Art Project
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City of Montevideo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,200
Art Project Legacy
Recipient
City of Faribault Parks and Recreation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Mantorville Economic Development Authority
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Northfield AKA Northfield Arts and Culture Commission
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
City of Winona
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Recipient
Bagley Art in the Park
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,960
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,100
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
City of Kennedy
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
Arts Legacy Grant
Recipient
City of Red Lake Falls
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Legacy Grant
Recipient
City of Montevideo
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Arts Legacy Project Planning (monthly)
Recipient
Austin, City of
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$496,931
Fund Source

Construct collection system for unsewered area and connect to Austin

Recipient
Koochiching County Soil & Water Conservation District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$161,596
Fund Source

The goals of this project are to develop and implement a stakeholder and public engagement program, update the Hydrological Simulation Program FORTRAN (HSPF) models for the Big Fork and Little Fork River Watersheds, develop Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies for impaired waterbodies, remove naturally impaired streams from the impairment list, develop a Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report, and to conduct civic engagement activates necessary to ensure project success.

Recipient
Biscay, City of
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,332,088
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
Brown County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a roof assessment for the historic New Ulm Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Brown County Historical Society.
Recipient
Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,061
Fund Source

Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Carlton County Planning and Zoning, and local volunteers will lead an effort to collect Total Phosphorus, Chlorophyll-A, and secchi disc transparency data for the MPCA Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) project on following six lakes: Eagle Lake, Upper (North) Island Lake, Lower (South) Island Lake, Tamarack Lake, Cole Lake, and Cross Lake.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/USGS
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$252,970
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$247,604
Fund Source

A cooperative study was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Department of Health to assess groundwater and surface-water interactions in lakes in the northeast Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (TCMA), including White Bear Lake. An important product of the study was the creation of a groundwater-flow model focused on the northeast TCMA. The groundwater flow model is available for future use to assess the effects of groundwater withdrawals on lake levels as well as to describe other groundwater and surface-water interactions.

Recipient
City of Mankato
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$111,000
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to determine how ferric chloride application points and dosage can lower phosphorus levels.

Recipient
Benton SWCD
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$705,000
Fund Source

This project addresses the northeast St. Cloud drainage basin, the highest priority in the St. Cloud Stormwater Management Plan. St. Cloud has observed and documented ongoing sediment loading to the Mississippi River from the 367 acre watershed. The project is also a companion to the Green Roofs Blue Waters program in which several sediment reduction BMPs are being identified and installed along the Mississippi River.

Recipient
City of Blaine
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Community Arts
Recipient
City of Eagan Parks and Recreation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Community Arts
Recipient
Roseville Parks and Recreation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Community Arts
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Community Arts
Recipient
Wadena Area Community Band
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Community Arts Access Project
Recipient
Crow Wing County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$282,339
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet more stingent discharge requirements

Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$370,000
Fund Source

The Crow-Hassan Prairie Complex Restoration and Enhancement restored 246 acres of prairie, 28 acres of forest and enhanced 500 acres of prairie within a larger prairie complex totalling 1200 acres.  This is the largest prairie complex in the metro area.  It will provide excellent breeding and nesting habitat for waterfowl, grassland birds, and other wildlife.

Recipient
Dakota County Water Resources Department- Jill V. Trescott, (952) 891-7019
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,838
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,176
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,554
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,572
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$36,122
Fund Source

This project provides information to better understand nitrogen fertilizer management and the potential impacts to local groundwater.

Goals:

Recipient
City of Mora
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
City of Canby
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Equipment/Facilities Improvement
Recipient
City of Silver Bay
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$176,000

New and innovatively designed greenhouse facilities have the potential to provide sustainable food, fuel, and other products year round by utilizing ecological processes and other practices to integrate production of fish, plants, and algae in a low input, self-sustainable system. The City of Silver Bay and researchers at the University of Minnesota – Duluth are using this appropriation to expand and enhance a demonstration greenhouse facility. Refined techniques developed at the facility have the potential to be transferred and replicated at similar facilities throughout the state.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Short Elliott Hendrickson
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$145,003
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$193,803
Fund Source

The State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Clean Water Fund appropriation identified the northeast metro as an area where potential solutions are needed to address emerging water supply issues. The Metropolitan Council, in conjunction with S.E.H. consultants, evaluated water supply approaches to serve the northeastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A subregional study areas was selected based on the indication of potential problems with the long-term sustainability of current water supplies, as well as expressed interest by community stakeholders.

Recipient
Fillmore County - Greenleafton
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$678,970
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
Fillmore County - Greenleafton
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$678,970
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of the Stillwater Fire Department.
Recipient
Sauk River Watershed District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$31,579
Fund Source

This grant will cover all components of water chemistry sampling for pollutant load monitoring at four sites. Of those four sites, two of them are subwatershed sites that will be monitored seasonally and two of them are basin/major watershed sites that will be monitored year round. The Monitoring Coordinator for the Sauk River Watershed District will be responsible for sample collection, data management tasks, attending weekly call in meetings and will coordinate additional help from other staff members and/or interns if needed.