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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.

Recipient
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.

Recipient
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.

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

Recipient
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

Recipient
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.

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.

Recipient
Great River Greening, Anoka Conservation District and National Wild Turkey Federation
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

With funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other leveraged sources, the Anoka Sand Plain Partnership restored/enhanced 1,866 acres of priority wildlife habitat within the Anoka Sand Plain and in the Rum River watershed in east-central Minnesota. 

Recipient
Great River Greening
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$747,000
Fund Source

Through funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other leveraged sources, the Anoka Sandplain Partnership restored and enhanced 4,278 acres of oak savanna, prairie, and oak woodland habitat across 11 priority sites.

Recipient
University of St. Thomas
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,000

The occurrences of contaminants including antibiotics, other pharmaceuticals, and personal care products in the environment have gained increasing attention in recent years because of their potential health and ecological impacts. However, serious gaps remain in our understanding of these contaminants and the significance of the threats they may pose, such as to drinking water. Through this appropriation scientists at the University of St.

Recipient
Metropolitan Council-Environmental Services
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$405,500
Fund Source

This project will provide condition monitoring and problem investigation monitoring at the following sites.
Mississippi River: Tributaries include Bassett Creek, Cannon River, Crow River, and Minnehaha Creek.
Minnesota River: Tributaries include Eagle Creek,Riley Creek, and Valley Creek tributary to the St. Croix River

Recipient
Winsted Arts Council
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,963
Art Project
Recipient
Talahi Elementary School AKA Talahi Community School
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,012

Artist in Residence

Recipient
Lauren J. Pelon
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Artist Assistance
Recipient
Twin Lakes Elementary School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Mosaic Project with Lisa Arnold
Recipient
Talahi Community School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Graphic Memoirs
Recipient
Natalie Nowytski
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,400
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Justin Quinn
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Eric J. Dregni
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,400
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Steven L. Grandell AKA Venus DeMars
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Carey A. Netherton
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Jessica R. Hirsch AKA Jess Hirsch
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Brandon J. Kuehn
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,175
Artist Initiative
Recipient
John G. Larson
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Alison G. Malone
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Benjamin J. Moren
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Susan D. Westley Seeger
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Emily C. Johnson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
William A. Gorcica AKA Bill Gorcica
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,926
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Britt C. Aamodt AKA Britt Aamodt
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
To support and assist central Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by providing them with opportunities to work one-on-one with a professional artist over a one or two year time frame to advance their skills as an artist.
Recipient
Talahi Elementary School AKA Talahi Community School
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,043

Artist in Residency

Recipient
Clearview Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,654
We would like to bring Mary Dank to Clearview Elementary School to hold a two week residency in Reader’s Theater for the first and second grade students. Mary’s extensive background in literacy for children especially qualifies her to conduct this residen
Recipient
Clearwater Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
The venerable music and dance traditions of Central Java will come alive in the Indonesian Music and Dance Residency, which will provide a deeper understanding of one of the world’s great cultures. Master musician and educator Joko Sutrisno will provide i
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Ivan Sand Community School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,700
Rhythm a la Carte
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Spectrum High School
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Full Bowls
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Clearview Elementary
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Readers Theater at Clearview Elementary
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Becker Community Education
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,970
Becker Schools- Mosaic Art
Recipient
Clearview Elementary
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,678
Puppetry at Clearview Elementary