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Conservation Corps MN & IA
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is required to contract with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (formerly Minnesota Conservation Corps), or CCMI, for installation of conservation practices benefitting water quality for at least $500,000 in each year of the 2010-11 biennium. The Board approved reserving the following funds in each year of the biennium to comply with this appropriation:$200,000 from the Runoff Reduction Grants, $200,000 from the Clean Water Assistance Grants, $100,000 from the Shoreland Improvement Grants.

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DNR
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,490,000
Fund Source

Native Prairie Bank will work with willing landowners to permanently protect 380 acres of native prairie and supporting habitat through perpetual conservation easements. Easement acquisition will focus on Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan identified landscapes and target Minnesota Biological Survey identified threatened and endangered plant and animal species, high quality plant communities, and key habitats for Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and other wildlife species.

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City of Madison
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500

Arts Legacy Project Planning

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Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,195,000
Fund Source

Over a century ago, the construction of Judicial Ditch No. 3 resulted in the rerouting of the South Branch of the Buffalo River, completely changing its flow characteristics. In the first phase of this multi-phase project, the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) in partnership with landowners, federal, state, and local agencies, will put much of the rerouted channel back restoring up to 4.6 miles of the South Branch with up to 100 acres of associated riparian habitat corridor.

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Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District, Darren Newville, District Manager, darren.newville@mn.nacdnet.net (218) 631-3195 ext. 3
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,338
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,337
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$76,724
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,852
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$114,991
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has signed a Joint Powers Agreement with Wadena County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

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Funding is awarded to projects selected by the evaluation committee. This is a competitive process.
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$662,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$663,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$787,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$788,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

The  goals of the program are to evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices, identify underlying processes that affect water quality, and develop technologies to target critical areas of the landscape. Funded projects provide current and accurate scientific data on the environmental impacts of agricultural practices and help to develop or revise agricultural practices that reduce environmental impacts while maintaining farm profitability.

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Dakota County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,288,000
Fund Source

This project will emphasize restoring and enhancing approximately 260 acres of various permanently protected habitats, and acquiring approximately 154 acres of permanent conservation easements or fee title. Project sites include Lake Byllesby Regional Park, land adjacent to Regional Park Reserves and Regional Greenways, Chub and Marcott Lakes, rivers and streams, and hydric soil areas. Habitats will include forest, grassland, wetland, and riparian areas throughout the County.

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Hennepin County; Mn Land Trust
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,514,000
Fund Source

Hennepin County and Minnesota Land Trust in partnership with willing landowners, propose to permanently protect 161 acres through conservation easements, and restore and enhance 70 acres of critical habitat. Intense development pressure is a persistent threat to remaining high quality habitat in Hennepin County.

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Anoka County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$539,000
Fund Source

This proposal will address two separate problems: the eminent failure of the Lake George dam and two severe erosion sites on the Rum River at Rum River Central Regional Park. We propose to replace the current failing sheet pile dam with a new dam that allows for fish passage on the outlet of Lake George. We also propose to repair two river bank erosion sites rated as 'Severe' totaling approximately 625 feet on the Rum River which will reduce sediment loading into the river by 285 tons per year and will provide improved in stream fish habitat.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Multiple local partners
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,830
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$173,380
Fund Source

The Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead on implementing conservation practices that protect water quality. Those who implement and maintain approved conservation practices will be certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten years. This program will help address concerns about changing regulatory requirements from multiple state and federal agencies.

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,325

Minnesota Festival Support

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City of Rochester Music Department AKA Riverside Concerts
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$29,478

Operating Support

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Lakeville Area Arts Center
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,661

Operating Support

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T. B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre AKA The Sheldon Theatre
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$53,700

Operating Support

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Hopkins Center for the Arts
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$26,511

Operating Support

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Shell Rock River Watershed District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,421,000
Fund Source

The Shell Rock River Watershed used to be home to thousands of acres of unaltered native prairies. What were once vast prairies and wetlands is now predominantly an agricultural landscape. The SRRWD is requesting funds to complete the Phase VII Habitat Restoration Program. Our watershed prides itself in working alongside landowners to protect, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. This project continues our effort to return agricultural landscapes to wetland complexes, enhance stream banks, and permanently protect biological functioning parcels.

Recipient
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$567,000
Fund Source

Over the next ten years, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and its Partners will engage in one of the Metro’s largest habitat restoration and water quality enhancement projects, restoring 2,488 acres of in-lake habitat across 14 connected deep and shallow lakes and creating contiguous corridors of restored wetland and uplands in the Six Mile-Halsted Bay Subwatershed (SMCHB), one of the largest tributaries to Lake Minnetonka.

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City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source

Install well submersible level transducer and solar panel to monitor well static and pumping levels.

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City of Edgerton
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Provide first half of annual rent payment (2018-2019) to landowner to allow City to implement nitrogen BMPs on field immediately upgradient of high nitrate public supply well.

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City of Pequot Lakes
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,150
Fund Source

Replace air release and check valves on wells 3 and 4 at the City's water treatment facility.

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City of Freeport
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,150
Fund Source

Seal three wells within the DWSMA; erect and maintain wellhead protection area signs at the DWSMA boundaries.

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City of Coon Rapids
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,988
Fund Source

Educate well owners on the proper operation and maintenance of their wells, prepare and send letter to owners of properties in moderate and high vulnerability portions of the DWSMA and educate property owners in the DWSMA on issues related to source water

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City of Edgerton
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source

Provide payments to farmers to supplement Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for incentive to not use nitrogen to grow row crops

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Glacial Lakes Sanitary Sewer & Water (Kandiyohi County)
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Install security fencing and signage around well #4 and west observation well

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City of Long Prairie
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,430
Fund Source

Design, print and mail request for information for 40 unknown wells located within the DWSMA, Bayerl Water Resources to facilitate two wellhead meetings on virus study, create letters to appropriate agencies, explore feasibility of training for local fire

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Hibbing Public Utilities
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal abandoned Municipal Well #2

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City of Cold Spring
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,564
Fund Source

Provide WHP education to 4th grade students at Water Festival and host a Nitrate Testing Clinic

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City of Chatfield
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,562
Fund Source

Seal well at Shady Oak Park and install a new security door on well house for well #2

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City of Winona
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,250
Fund Source

Conduct well survey, Develop wellhead protection information for newsletters, handouts and website; and contact tank property owners on placement and best management practices to prevent contamination of groundwater resources.

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City of Kilkenny
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,230
Fund Source

Seal domestic well located in the DWSMA

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City of St. Louis Park
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Repair and seal up to 5 private wells in the DWSMA

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City of St. Peter
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Update PCSI database of wells and storage tanks within the DWSMA, and Outreach to well and tank owners.

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City of Edina
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Promote local reimbursement program for private well sealing. Advertise fund availability with educational messages

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City of Sartell
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source

Seal old municipal well #4, unique well number 232255

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City of Albert Lea
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Seal two wells at Bayview Park

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City of Onamia
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source

Purchase and install automatic well generator switchover system, install generator fuel system and seal old creamery municipal well.

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City of Avon
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,375
Fund Source

Promote water protection and conservation at Middle Spunk Water Festival as an educational Sponsor, update and maintain city web site with water protection and conservation information, promote community awareness and education on Source Water Protection

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City of Gaylord
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,359
Fund Source

Purchase and install fuel containment tank for fuel tank

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MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,961
Fund Source

Drill a new well and seal well, unique well number 745249

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Canby Area Arts Council
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,560

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