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Chippewa River Watershed Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$136,325
Fund Source

This project will work with the MPCA to conduct watershed pollutant load monitoring at four sites in the Chippewa River watershed and one site in the neighboring Pomme de Terre River watershed . The Chippewa River Watershed Project (CRWP) team will also aid the MPCA in measuring and comparing regional differences and long-term trends in water quality. The goal is to collect quality data and complete load calculations for the five sites using the MPCA's established protocols.

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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Pheasants Forever
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to permanently protect, restore and enhance 1,630 acres of grassland and 294 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in Western and Southern Minnesota. All lands acquired will be owned and managed in perpetuity by the USFWS as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and open for public recreation.

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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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DNR - Fisheries & Wildlife
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,505,000
Fund Source

Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife completed 26 project affecting 7,603 acres, including three wetland restoration projects restoring 97 acres, 18 shallow lake enhancement projects enhancing 7,154 wetland acres, and five fee-title land acquisition projects protecting 352 acres.

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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

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,815,000
Fund Source

This program accelerated the permanent protection of 2,267 acres of wetlands (465 acres) and grasslands (1,802 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota. Over the course of the appropriation, PF acquired 18 parcels for a total of 2,267 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 2,250 acres by 17 acres. Breaking down acres by ecological section we exceeded our acre goal for both the metropolitan area by 61 acres and in the prairie area by 346 acres. We have exceeded anticipated match of $5,125,000 by $771,500.

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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

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
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Art Project
Recipient
Granite Falls Area Community Theater
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project Grant
Recipient
Erika Stenvik
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$360

Artist Mentor Program

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Nathaniel C. Burbeck AKA Nate Burbeck
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Artist Initiative
Recipient
Georgia S. Wagnild
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$310
Artist Mentor Program
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Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,696
Arts Access
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Springboard for the Arts
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,946
Arts Access
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,250
Arts Access
Recipient
Pope County Agricultural Society
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,368

To enhance the free arts and cultural heritage performances on Pope County Fair's Free Stage by installing a permanent sound system and bring a Medicine Wagon Show to perform multiple shows each day of the fair. Additionally, to mount historical markers around the fair to explain the history of the buildings and fairgrounds.

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Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Arts in Education Residency
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,228
Arts Learning
Recipient
MacPhail Center for Music
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$82,064

Arts Learning

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Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,017
Arts Learning
Recipient
Milan Village Arts School
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,107
Arts Organization Development
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Ensemble 61
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,256
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Lisa M. Fuglie AKA Monroe Crossing
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Prudence J. Johnson AKA Prudence Johnson
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,035
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Cantus
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,948

Arts Tour Minnesota

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Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,900
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Katha Dance Theatre
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,700
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Michelle M. Kinney AKA Jelloslave
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,840
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
Central Square, Inc. AKA Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,125

Arts Tour Minnesota

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Great Northern Union Chorus
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$38,768
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Ragamala Dance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,000
Arts Tour Minnesota
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Zorongo Flamenco, Inc. AKA Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,565

Arts Tour Minnesota

Recipient
Rolf C. Erdahl
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,990
Arts Tour Minnesota
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
Fund Source
The I Can Camp! program provides people new to the outdoors with a safe and comfortable way to learn the basics of tent camping, through first-hand experience, providing all equipment and instruction, combined with conservation education and hands-on outdoor recreational skills activities. The DNR offered and conducted two, overnight workshops each week from June 4 through the September 4, 2011.