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Hawk Creek Watershed Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,217
Fund Source

This project will monitor six sites within the Minnesota River Basin: Hawk Creek near Maynard, Hawk Creek near Granite Falls, Beaver Creek near Beaver Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Hanley Falls, and Spring Creek near Hanley Falls. The sites will be monitored according to MPCA’s Major Watershed Load Monitoring Standard Operating Procedure, which is the procedure being followed for sites currently monitored by the Hawk Creek Watershed Project (HCWP).

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provided for an increase in public service, security and enforcement, maintenance and custodial work at high participation locations during the first two fiscal years of Legacy.

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Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

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DNR
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300,000
Fund Source

The table below provides a short summary of the acres and sites accomplished. We enhanced or restored 59,495 acres in 458 separate habitat projects.Project Type # Sites # AcresFencing for conserv grazing 6 721grassland conversion 33 1,124Invasive Species Control 43 1,599mowing 3 104Prescribed burn 214 48,368Restoration 13 123Woody Removal 146 7,457

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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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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

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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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Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,603
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,000
Fund Source

This project aims to accelerate natural resource management activities within state park boundaries

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Pheasants Forever
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source

The proposal was to accelerate the protection of 1,275 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting. However, over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 10 parcels for a total of 1,498 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,275 acres by 223 acres. Breaking down acres by ecological section we exceed our acre goal for the metropolitan area by 97 acres.

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

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Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

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Redwood Falls Public Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,234
To add 111 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to broaden public accessibility to primary records.
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$214,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$239,000
Fund Source

Strategic planning efforts guide the expenditure of Legacy funds towards desired outcomes which are derived from public and stakeholder input, research, analysis and input from a variety of experts and leadership. Parks and Trails planners conduct these efforts. Staffing levels were adjusted to complete this legacy work. Legacy funds have also substantially increased the numbers of projects completed each year. Design and project management levels of work have increased correspondingly. Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Parks and Trails staff conduct these efforts.

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City Of Redwood Falls
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$232,200
Fund Source
Redevelop parking lot to redirect storm water, control erosion and provide walkways along the river to improve safety and ADA access.
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City Of Redwood Falls
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,625
Fund Source
Renovate the Ramsey Falls pedestrian overlook according to developed architectural plans, provide erosion control and enhance public safety while viewing.
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Redwood County
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,276

Art Project

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Prairie Arts Chorale
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,323
Concert series "Island Magic"
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Walnut Grove Community Club
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,150
2010 Music and Art Family Festival
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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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Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Friends of the Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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RiverSong Music Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Friends of the Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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City of Cottonwood
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Art Project
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Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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City of Spicer AKA Spicer Beautification Committee
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,600
Art Project
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City of Cottonwood
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Art Project
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Dakota Wicohan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
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Friends of the Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
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Redwood County
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,992
Art Project
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Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,960
Art Project
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Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,835
Arts Classes
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Dakota Wicohan
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,875
Art of Dakota Tanning and Beading
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Friends of the Orchestra
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,236
Children's Concert and Piano Concerto
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Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,450
Dance Camp
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Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
"The Nutcracker"
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Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Hmong Youth Dance Company Performance
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Willmar Area Arts Council
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,350
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