Minnesota agencies released their first collaborative report in February 2012 to help Minnesotans clarify connections between Clean Water Funds invested, actions taken and outcomes achieved in FY2010-2011. Eighteen measures in the report provide a snapshot of how Clean Water Fund dollars are being spent and what progress has been made. The measures are organized into three sections: investment, surface water quality, and drinking water protection. Each measure has detailed status ranking and trend information.
In 2008, Minnesota's voters passed the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment (Legacy Amendment) to the Minnesota Constitution to:
State agencies, local governmental units, non-profit organizations, and others can apply to receive Legacy Funds for projects that support the intentions of the Legacy Amendment. Ultimately, the State Legislature decides how and where these funds should be spent.
Because of the agency's broad conservation mission, DNR receives many Legacy funds, particularly those focused on habitat, parks and trails, and clean water. The funds are intended to support programs and projects that go beyond the results achieved by other state funds, to build a long-term conservation legacy for the citizens of Minnesota.
Sometimes DNR staff work directly to implement Legacy-funded projects. DNR also administers Legacy-funded grants to our wide range of partners. Together we are committed to achieving significant conservation results for Minnesota Citizens.
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The following links direct you to information on the Minnesota's Legacy website.