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Recipient
DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,790,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  The original proposal planned for 15,000 acres of wetland/shallow lake enhancement to provide critical habitat for each life stage of waterfowl and wetland wildlife.  The six projects subsequently completed with this appropriation enhanced 13,800 acres of wetlands and shallow lakes in the Prarie and Forest/Prairie Ecosections of Minnestoa.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,201
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$736,809
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$640,271
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$711,218
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$732,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$393,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$412,250
Fund Source

“Acquiring Land and Creating Opportunities - A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘create new and expanded park and trail opportunities to satisfy current customers as well as to reach out to new ones’.The purpose of this program is to call attention to the pillar, but also to centralize and streamline reporting on other related programs within the pillar.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$525,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

The DNR is working with local communities and an interagency team to define, prioritize, and establish groundwater management areas in Minnesota. Groundwater management areas will have increased data collection and monitoring that allow the state and local communities to understand water supplies, uses, limitations, and threats to natural resources that depend on groundwater. This information will support detailed aquifer protection plans that ensure equitable and sustainable groundwater and drinking water use for the future.

Recipient
Jessica R. Hirsch AKA Jess Hirsch
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Sheryl L. Tuorila
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Zofia K. Warpeha AKA Zosha Warpeha
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,251
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Crossing Arts Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$63,287

Arts Access

Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,000
Arts Access
Recipient
Beltrami County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,460
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Recipient
CLIMB Theatre, Inc. AKA CLIMB Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,778

Arts Learning

Recipient
Cheryl K. Minnema
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,909

Arts Learning

Recipient
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,800
Arts Project Grant
Recipient
Great Northern Union Chorus
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,768
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Community Art Support
Recipient
MIGIZI Communications
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,490
To complete research on the impact of the Federal Urban Indian Relocation Program in Minneapolis.
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$433,189
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$311,005
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$493,555
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,707
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$182,750
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$182,750
Fund Source

“Connecting People to the Outdoors- A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘better develop Minnesota’s stewards of tomorrow through efforts to increase life-long participation in parks and trails.’The purpose of this program is to call attention to the pillar, but also to centralize and streamline reporting on other related programs within the pillar.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source

The DNR works with the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) to develop County Geologic Atlases to convey geologic and hydrogeologic (groundwater) information and interpretations to government units at all levels, but particularly to local governments, as well as private organizations and citizens. The MGS focuses on geology (Part A reports) and DNR focuses on groundwater (Part B reports).These studies provide information about the region’s geology and groundwater’s presence, direction of flow, natural quality, age, and pollution sensitivity.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$85,000
Fund Source

This is a legislatively mandated project. In order to receive $1,075,000 in water recreation account appropriations for enhancing public water access facilities in FY 2014 and FY 2015 respectively, the commissioner must develop design standards and best management practices specifically for improving water quality by avoiding shoreline erosion and runoff for water accesses.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

This program provides critical assistance to MN DNR Parks and Trails Division Regional and District offices to assist with renewal and rehabilitation efforts prioritized locally by field staff. Projects include the following types: State Park Building and Facilities Emergency Repair and Maintenance, Paved Trail Maintenance and Asset Preservation, and State Park and State Forest Trail Renewal. This project is a newly reorganized budget area that consolidates these three smaller project areas reported on in previous years.

Recipient
East Central Regional Library
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,404
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,404

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Recipient
Cambridge-Isanti Performing Arts Committee
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,935
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Central Minnesota Art Co-op
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,932

ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant

Recipient
East Central Minnesota Chorale
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$12,045

ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant

Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,972
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,979
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,365

ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant

Recipient
Terri L. Huro-Torgerson AKA Terri Huro
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Milaca Fine Arts Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,685
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
City of Mora
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Roger N. Nieboer
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,375
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
Recipient
Onamia Community Education
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,710
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Paradise Community Theatre Association, Inc. AKA Paradise Community Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,935
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Recipient
Lauri L. Rockne
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,251
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Individual Artist Grant
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,229,912
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,158
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,326,894
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,363,693
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,417,275
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,250
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,250
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,180,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$573,000
Fund Source

The Division of Parks and Trails is creating innovative programs to attract new audiences, particularly young families, to Minnesota state parks and trails. Skill-building programs, such as "I Can Camp!," provide a trial opportunity by eliminating the barriers of needing to have pre-existing knowledge or gear for the activity. Special events, such as National Get Outdoors Day, generate enthusiasm and a sense of urgency to visit. Gateway programs introduce visitors to a host of outdoor pursuits, including those offered by other divisions of the Minnesota DNR.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$132,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$130,000
Fund Source

The DNR works with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Health to determine the level of contamination from mercury and other harmful chemicals in fish from Minnesota's lakes and rivers and to track the success of efforts to reduce mercury pollution. Clean Water Legacy funding is being used to significantly increase (more than double) the number of lakes and rivers that are assessed for mercury contamination on an annual basis. Fish are collected during DNR fishery surveys, processed for laboratory testing, and analyzed for contaminants.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota DNR and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council work with forest landowners, managers and loggers to implement a set of voluntary sustainable forest management guidelines that include water quality best management practices (BMPs) to ensure sustainable habitat, clean water, and productive forest soils, all contributing to healthy watersheds. This project will monitor the implementation of these forest management guidelines and BMPs on forested watersheds in MN.

Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,800
To hire a qualified and experienced HVAC engineer to evaluate the current system in preparation for better control of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society museum environment.
Recipient
Mille Lacs County Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$245,685
To replace the roof on the Great Northern Depot, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and currently used as a museum documenting Mille Lacs County history.
Recipient
RESPEC
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$396,300
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to continue and finalize HSPF watershed model construction and complete the calibration/validation process.

Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$262,000

Minnesota has 15.9 million acres of forest land managed by a variety of county, state and federal agencies, and private landowners for timber production, wildlife habitat, and ecological considerations. Forest managers rely on inventory data to make effective planning and management decisions. Because forests are continually changing through natural and human processes, forest inventory data is periodically updated. However, doing so is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor and, as a result, much of Minnesota’s forest inventory data is currently out of date.