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Afton, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,836
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

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Blue Earth County Drainage Authority
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$485,000

This project is a model for future drainage projects across the state and represents a fundamental shift in the way rural drainage systems interact with the landscape. This is a community-based water quality and treatment demonstration project in which landowners, local government, and state agencies have developed a watershed approach to improving water quality and replacing outdated drainage systems. The project will improve water quality, improve wildlife habitat, and develop a process for future projects by constructing water quality features within the 6,000 acre watershed.

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Amador Township
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,500
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

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Kanabec County Soil and Water Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,265
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source

This project will be a complete TMDL report for the Biota and Bacteria (E. coli) impairments for the Ann River Watershed. The water bodies associated with these impairments will then be removed from the MPCA’s impaired waters list, and implementation activities to restore the water bodies will begin.

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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.

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

Construct treatment plant improvements

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Washington Conservation District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,270
Fund Source

The Washington Conservation District (WCD), Washington County, and South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) are partnering to retrofit water quality improvement practices at the Oakdale Library. The goal is clean water and the project will work toward the 101 pound phosphorus load reduction target for Armstrong Lake identified in the SWWD Watershed Plan. The project will also benefit Wilmes Lake, which is downstream from Armstrong and is impaired by excess nutrients.

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Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Comm. AKA Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Meander 2011, The Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl.
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City of Walnut Grove
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
2011 Art and Music Family Festival.
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City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,000
Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra, and Honors Choir of Southeast Minnesota will bus 5,000 fourth and fifth graders from across southeastern Minnesota to educational youth concerts at the Mayo Civic Center on 4/21/2011; teachers will receive an advance study guide to prepare students for the concerts.
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Polk County Fair
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,180
Sponsor The Bistodeau Family and Terrence Smith.
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Red Lake County Fair Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,980
Artists for Fair.
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Thief River Falls Parks and Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,500
Purchase portable dance floor.
Recipient
City of Roseau
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,130
Scandinavian Festival.
Recipient
Freeborn County Agricultural Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
Free stage entertainment at the Freeborm County Fair.
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City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$35,500
World Music concert series pilot project year 2.
Recipient
City of Lindstrom Park Commission
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Celebrate Swedish Heritage Sculptures Marquette.
Recipient
City of Milaca
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,910
REC Fest 2011.
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City of Taylors Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,500
Taylors Falls Northern Pacific Engine 328 Public Mural.
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City of Saint James
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
They will present a series of six Friday night concerts in the city park.
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21st Century Community Learning Center
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,407

Rhonda Fueston Residency

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Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$153,767
The Saint Paul Community Youth Arts Project will dramatically increase Saint Paul Parks and Recreations ability to use its many community spaces to engage Saint Paul at-risk youth in grades K-12 in high-quality arts learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours.
Recipient
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$144,157
The Saint Paul Community Youth Arts Project will dramatically increase Saint Paul Parks and Recreations ability to use its many community spaces to engage Saint Paul at-risk youth in grades K-12 in high-quality arts learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours.
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City of Park Rapids
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Funds will assist the city of Park Rapids to purchase a portable stage to create a safe performance space for arts activities and to help make these activities more accessible to all.
Recipient
City of Walnut Grove
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Purchase Sound System, Benches, Stage and Canopies.
Recipient
City of International Falls
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,658
Commission a mural on the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall in International Falls.
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Saint Louis County Courthouse
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,780
Host art exhibition by regional and community artists.
Recipient
Metropolitan Council/Barr Engineering Company
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,593
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,536
Fund Source

On behalf of the Metropolitan Council, Barr Engineering Company was contracted to assess the local water resources in the City of East Bethel area, where the city and Metropolitan Council are working closely to design a water reclamation and reuse facility intended to treat wastewater generated by future growth. This project evaluated plans for land use, water and sewers using a local groundwater flow model to identify potential risks to high-value water resources.

Recipient
City of Elk River
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$285,087
Fund Source

Great River Energy (GRE) operates a power plant in the City of Elk River which generates electricity by incinerating municipal solid wastes. The plant is located proximate to the City of Elk River wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). This project will result in a corresponding reduction of groundwater use by GRE.

Recipient
Biscay, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,475
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

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Blue Earth County
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$136,842
Fund Source

Vegetated buffer and filter strips along waterways is a practice that addresses many surface water concerns. Establishing permanent vegetation along waterways is an implementation priority in the Blue Earth County Water Management Plan and required by local ordinance and Minnesota Rules. Minnesota Shoreland Rules, Chapter 6120 and the County Shoreland Ordinance contain standards for agricultural uses in shoreland. Agricultural uses are permitted in shoreland areas if steep slopes and shore and bluff impact zones are maintained in permanent vegetation.

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Blue Earth SWCD
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,895
Fund Source

Ravine, stream bank and bluff erosion contribute significant amounts of sediment to rivers and streams. The MPCA report, Identifying sediment sources in the Minnesota River Basin, found the Blue Earth and Le Sueur watersheds contribute as such as half of the sediment to the Minnesota River, even though they account for only one-fifth of its drainage area. These watersheds contain the majority of the bluffs in the basin as well as many large
ravines.

Recipient
Bois de Sioux Watershed District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

This project will develop a watershed approach plan, including impaired waters allocations, for the Mustinka Watershed, located at the headwaters of the Red River of the North, in western Minnesota, lying partly in Grant, Stevens, Ottertail, Big Stone, and Traverse counties. The watershed approach plan will set water quality goals for the watershed, recommend allocations for achieving total maximum daily loads where waters do not meet state standards and are listed as impaired.

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Brown's Creek Watershed District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$210,000
Fund Source

Brown's Creek is the namesake of Brown's Creek Watershed District (BCWD) and a designated metro trout stream. But in recent years the stream hasn't been home to as many trout and cold-water insects as we would hope. The creek is too warm and too muddy.

Recipient
Butterfield, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$389,896
Fund Source

Construct treatment plant improvements

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Becker SWCD
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,653
Fund Source

The Floyd chain of lakes is of economic significance to the Detroit Lakes region providing great game fishing, boating and other summer and winter recreational opportunities. Decades of nutrient loading into North Floyd from the surrounding Campbell Creek area has led to a decrease in water quality. The same is true for the Buffalo River portion of this project area.

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Carver County Watershed Management Organization
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,732
Fund Source

Carver County has completed a Fecal Coliform Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL) and Implementation Plan (IP).

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Cass SWCD
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$77,862
Fund Source

This 3-part project is developing and installing shoreline buffer projects on Ten Mile Lake, and the Roosevelt, Lawrence, Leavitt Lake area (RALALA).An additional part will correct roadway erosion contributing to sedimentation and water quality degradation on Buxton Road between McKeowen and Mann Lakes. Woodrow Township will work with Cass County SWCD/ESD and adjacent landowners to construct sedimentation basins and rain gardens and restructure the roadbed by reducing the slope to eliminate erosion and sedimentation.

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Crow Wing SWCD
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$136,300
Fund Source

Crow Wing SWCD is building off its success with Project Recharge and expanded the program to target Gull and Big Trout lakes. The SWCD selected these two lakes because of their declining transparency readings, 25 interested landowners, 2 adjacent resorts, and the community support, past partnerships, valuable fisheries, high ratio of forested land, and low ratio of impervious area in the lakeshed.The SWCD worked with partners to find willing landowners and businesses to complete the following types of projects:Swap Rock for Native Stock: Implement bioengineering to stabilize shorelines.

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Scott Watershed Management Organization
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,832
Fund Source

This project targets stabilizing 900+ feet of eroding shoreline in the Cedar Lake Farms Regional Park converting it into a healthy native buffer on Cedar Lake.The project addresses phosphorus loading by reducing erosion from unstable shoreline banks adjacent to Cedar Lake. This will increase infiltration, intercept upland runoff, and stabilize the soil at the water's edge to decrease erosion and the addition of phosphorus into the lake. It is estimated that a shoreline stabilization at Cedar Lake will reduce 12-25 lbs/ year phosphorus depending on the regression rate.