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M.L. 2019 Projects

M.L. 2019 Projects

On May 24, 2019, the legislature adopted 65 LCCMR recommendations as recommended, provided additional funds to two recommendations and modified one other. They also added 14 additional appropriations, primarily using funds freed up ($2.94 million FY19; $7.84 million FY20) following the repeal of M.L. 2018, Chapter 214, Article 6, Section 4 appropriation bonds. On May 31, 2019, 82 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2019, First Special Session, Chapter 4, Article 2, for $64,476,000 total appropriations ($149,000 FY16, $2,940,000 FY19, and $61,387,000 FY20).

Minnesota Session Laws - 2019 , First Special Session, Chapter 4, Article 2 (beginning July 1, 2019)

M.L. 2019, First Special Session, Chapter 4.

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MN Laws 2019 First Special Session, Chapter 4, Article 2, Section 2

Subd. 03Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information

Minnesota Biological Survey

Subd. 03a     $1,500,000 TF (FY2020)

Bruce Carlson
MN DNR
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5083
Email: bruce.carlson@state.mn.us
Web: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mbs/index.html

Appropriation Language
$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for the Minnesota biological survey to complete the statewide field surveys begun in 1987 to provide a foundation for conserving biological diversity by systematically collecting, interpreting, and delivering data on native and rare species, pollinators, and native plant communities throughout Minnesota. Any revenues generated through the publication of books or other resources created through this appropriation may be reinvested as described in the work plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources according to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Restoring Native Mussels in Streams and Lakes

Subd. 03b     $500,000 TF (FY2020)

Mike Davis
MN DNR
2109 North Lakeshore Drive
Lake City, MN 55041

Phone: (651) 314-6302
Email: mike.davis@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to restore native freshwater mussel assemblages, and the ecosystem services they provide, in the Mississippi, Cedar, and Cannon Rivers and to inform the public on mussels and mussel conservation. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Quantifying Exposure of Minnesota's Raptors to Mercury and PFAS

Research Project

Subd. 03c     $250,000 TF (FY2020)

Matthew Etterson
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
6770 Haugen Lane
Duluth, MN 55803

Phone: (218) 590-7029
Email: metterso@d.umn.edu
Web: https://www.hawkridge.org/

Appropriation Language
$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory to quantify the exposure and health risk of two environmental neurotoxins to Minnesota raptors.

Minnesota Trumpeter Swan Migration Ecology and Conservation

Research Project

Subd. 03d     $300,000 TF (FY2020)

David E. Anderson
U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and University of Minnesota
200 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 626-1222
Email: dea@umn.edu
Web: http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to document the movement and habitat use of Minnesota trumpeter swans to provide foundational information necessary for trumpeter swan management and conservation. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Spruce Grouse as Indicators for Boreal Forest Connectivity

Research Project

Subd. 03e     $350,000 TF (FY2020)

Julia Ponder
U of MN - Raptor Center
1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-3431
Email: ponde003@umn.edu
Web: https://www.raptor.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Raptor Center to evaluate how to best harvest timber in the boreal forest to enable wildlife with small home ranges, such as spruce grouse, to thrive in a changing landscape. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Understanding Brainworm Transmission to Find Solutions for Minnesota Moose Decline

Research Project

Subd. 03f     $400,000 TF (FY2020)

Tiffany Wolf
U of MN
495 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine, 1988 Fitch Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 625-0492
Email: wolfx305@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to identify key habitats and vectors of brainworm transmission between deer and moose that may be targeted by resource management to mitigate moose exposure to this deadly condition.

Mapping Habitat Use and Disease of Urban Carnivores

Research Project

Subd. 03g     $500,000 TF (FY2020)

Nicholas McCann
U of MN
B52 Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (763) 286-2215
Email: mccan062@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to map habitat use and diseases of urban foxes and coyotes, evaluate risks these animals may pose to people and pets, and generate information needed to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

Accelerated Aggregate Resource Mapping

Subd. 03h     $700,000 TF (FY2020)

Heather Arends
MN DNR
500 Lafayette Road Box 45
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5376
Email: heather.arends@dnr.state.mn.us
Web: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/aggregate_maps/index.html

Appropriation Language
$700,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to map the aggregate resource potential for four counties and make this information available in print and electronic format to local units of government for use in planning and zoning.

Den Boxes for Fishers and Other Nesting Wildlife

Research Project

Subd. 03i     $190,000 TF (FY2020)

Michael Joyce
U of MN - Duluth NRRI
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 788-2656
Email: joyc0073@d.umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$190,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth to build, install, and evaluate den boxes as habitat enhancement for fishers and other cavity-nesting wildlife in managed forests where a lack of large trees may be threatening population survival. The final outcome for the project must include guidelines and best practices for use of den boxes for fisher habitat.

Red-Headed Woodpeckers as Indicators of Oak Savanna Health

Research Project

Subd. 03j     $171,000 TF (FY2020)

David E. Andersen
U of MN
1980 Folwell Avenue, 200 Hodson Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 626-1222
Email: dea@umn.edu
Web: http://mncoopunit.cfans.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$171,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to evaluate red-headed woodpecker survival and habitat needs and to use this data to develop and disseminate a long-term oak savanna management plan that supports red-headed woodpeckers and other oak savanna habitat-dependent species.

Implementing Conservation Plans for Avian

Subd. 03k     $124,000 TF (FY2020)

Nathaniel Miller
Audubon Minnesota
1 Water St. #200
St. Paul, MN 55107

Phone: (651) 739-9332
Email: nmiller@audubon.org
Web: http://mn.audubon.org/

Appropriation Language
$124,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the National Audubon Society, Minnesota office, to establish benchmark survey sites for implementing and tracking outcomes of collaborative restoration and enhancement activities within Important Bird Areas for three bird species of conservation concern.

Mapping Aquatic Habitats for Moose

Research Project

Subd. 03l     $199,000 TF (FY2020)

Joseph Bump
U of MN
FWCB 135 Skok Hall, Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-2255
Email: bump@umn.edu
Web: https://fwcb.cfans.umn.edu/personnel/joseph-bump

Appropriation Language
$199,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to determine key water habitats used by moose in northern forested regions of Minnesota, measure the effects of moose foraging on aquatic plant and fish diversity, and provide educational programming materials for the public.

Improving Statewide GIS Data by Restoring the Public Land Survey

Subd. 03m     $135,000 TF (FY2020)

Patrick Veraguth
Minnesota Association of County Surveyors
526 Willow Drive, PO Box 398
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: (320) 762-2964
Email: patv@co.douglas.mn.us
Web: http://macsinfo.org/

Appropriation Language
$135,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minnesota Association of County Surveyors to conduct a pilot project with Grant County to remonument and certify the public land survey corners in Lawrence Township. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

County Geologic Atlases - Part A, Mapping

Subd. 03n     $2,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Barbara Lusardi
U of MN - MN Geological Survey
2609 Territorial Road
St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: (612) 626-5119
Email: lusar001@umn.edu
Web: https://www.mngs.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$2,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Geological Survey, to continue producing county geologic atlases to inform management of surface water and groundwater resources. This appropriation is to complete Part A, which focuses on the properties and distribution of earth materials to define aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources.

County Geologic Atlases - Part B, Mapping Aquifer Hydrology

Subd. 03o     $2,400,000 TF (FY2020)

Paul Putzier
MN DNR
Box 25, 500 Lafayette Rd N.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5692
Email: paul.putzier@state.mn.us
Web: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/groundwater_section/mapping

Appropriation Language
$2,400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to continue producing county geologic atlases to inform management of surface water and groundwater resources for drinking water and other purposes. This appropriation is for Part B, which uses the geologic formations mapped in Part A of the county geologic atlases to characterize the potential water yields of aquifers and the aquifers' sensitivity to contamination.

Unlocking Science of Minnesota's Moose Decline

Subd. 03p     $199,000 TF (FY2020)

Nicole Mattson
Minnesota Zoological Garden
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: (952) 431-9540
Email: nicole.mattson@state.mn.us
Web: http://mnzoo.org/

Appropriation Language
$199,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden to develop educational displays, interactive exhibits, and engaging online programs that summarize and share scientific findings about moose decline in Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Forest and Bioeconomy Research

Subd. 03q     $2,200,000 TF (FY2020)

Rolf Weberg
U of MN - Duluth NRRI
 
 

Phone:  
Email: pending

Appropriation Language
$2,200,000 the first year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for academic and applied research through MnDRIVE at the Natural Resources Research Institute to develop and demonstrate technologies that enhance the long-term health of Minnesota's forests, extend the viability of current forest-based industries, and accelerate emerging industry opportunities. Of this amount, $500,000 is to support development of a forest optimization tool for Minnesota forest resources, $800,000 is for maintenance and expansion of the Natural Resource Atlas to statewide coverage, $400,000 is to the Minnesota Forest Resource Council for continued advancement of biochar development and application to forest health, and $500,000 is to advance emerging Minnesota technologies to produce clean syngas to drive high-value markets for forest biomass feedstocks.

Minerals and Water Research

Subd. 03r     $883,000 TF (FY2020)

Rolf Weberg
U of MN - Duluth NRRI
 
 

Phone:  
Email: pending

Appropriation Language
$883,000 the first year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for academic and applied research through MnDRIVE at the Natural Resources Research Institute to develop and demonstrate technologies that enhance long-term Minnesota mineral opportunities. Of this amount:

(1) $300,000 is to support continued applied research to advance new technologies to improve water quality;
(2) $275,000 is to initiate the characterization of western Mesabi iron resources and development of next-generation Minnesota iron products;
(3) $158,000 is to develop emerging hydrometallurgy technology to support high-value mineral product development in Minnesota; and
(4) $150,000 is to support efforts of the Natural Resources Research Institute to accelerate demonstration of high-capacity, cost-effective energy storage using Minnesota's historical auxiliary mine lands.

This research must be conducted in consultation with the Minerals Coordinating Committee established under Minnesota Statutes, section 93.0015.

Native Bee Survey

Subd. 03s     $600,000 TF (FY2020)

Jessica Peterson
MN DNR
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5130
Email: jessica.d.petersen@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to continue to assess the current status and distribution of native bee pollinators in Minnesota by expanding surveys into the coniferous-deciduous forest region of Minnesota and facilitating interagency collaboration and public outreach on pollinators.

Diagnostic Test for Chronic Wasting Disease

Subd. 03t     $1,804,000 TF (FY2019)

Peter Larsen
MN DNR
300B Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 626-1694
Email: plarsen@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$1,804,000 in fiscal year 2019 is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop diagnostic testing for chronic wasting disease that can be used to perform animal testing and environmental monitoring. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Subd. 04Water Resources

Determining Influence of Insecticides on Algal Blooms

Research Project

Subd. 04a     $350,000 TF (FY2018)

William Arnold
U of MN
500 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (625) 625-8582
Email: arnol032@umn.edu
Web: https://williamarnold.org/

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to quantify the occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in Minnesota's surface waters and groundwaters and assess if the insecticides are contributing to the formation of algal blooms.

Benign Design: Environmental Studies Leading to Sustainable Pharmaceuticals

Subd. 04b     $415,000 TF (FY2018)

William Arnold
U of MN
500 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (625) 625-8582
Email: arnol032@umn.edu
Web: https://williamarnold.org/

Appropriation Language
$415,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to determine how to best remove harmful fluorinated pharmaceuticals during wastewater treatment and to develop alternate versions of these compounds that are medically useful but environmentally harmless. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Wastewater Nutrient Reduction through Industrial Source Reduction Assistance

Subd. 04c     $200,000 TF (FY2018)

Laura Babcock
U of MN
200 Oak St. SE, Suite 350-1
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 624-4678
Email: lbabcock@umn.edu
Web: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to provide technical assistance for industrial facilities to optimize their processes, reduce nutrient loads to wastewater treatment facilities, and improve water quality. The economic savings and water quality improvements achieved through this work must be documented.

Quantifying Microplastics in Minnesota's Inland Lakes

Research Project

Subd. 04d     $200,000 TF (FY2018)

Kathryn Schreiner
U of MN - Duluth
2205 E 5th St
Dul uth, MN 55812

Phone: (218) 726-8680
Email: kschrein@d.umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth to quantify the amount, type, and source of microplastics in the water, sediment, and fishes of a range of Minnesota lakes.

Improving Nitrogen Removal in Greater Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Ponds

Research Project

Subd. 04e     $325,000 TF (FY2018)

Paige Novak
U of MN
122 Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 626-9846
Email: novak010@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$325,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to assess cold weather nitrogen cycling and different aeration methods to improve the efficacy of Minnesota's underperforming wastewater treatment ponds.

Improving Drinking Water for Minnesotans through Pollution Prevention

Research Project

Subd. 04f     $345,000 TF (FY2018)

Raymond Hozalski
U of MN
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 626-9650
Email: hozalski@umn.edu
Web: http://www.cege.umn.edu/directory/faculty-directory/hozalski.html

Appropriation Language
$345,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to reduce exposure of Minnesotans to a toxic, cancer-causing chemical by identifying key pollutant precursor sources in the upper Mississippi River watershed and assessing options to reduce the formation of this chemical during drinking water treatment.

Protecting Minnesota Waters by Removing Contaminants from Wastewater

Research Project

Subd. 04g     $250,000 TF (FY2018)

Matt Simcik
U of MN
MMC 807, 420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 626-6269
Email: msimcik@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop methods for treatment plants to remove harmful polyfluoroalkyl substances and microplastics from wastewater before the wastewater is released to the environment. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Reducing Municipal Wastewater Mercury Pollution to Lake Superior

Research Project

Subd. 04h     $250,000 TF (FY2018)

Scott Kyser
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 757-2665
Email: scott.kyser@state.mn.us
Web: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/

Appropriation Language
$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to evaluate and summarize current technologies to help municipal wastewater plants in the Lake Superior basin save money and reduce mercury pollution to Lake Superior and other Minnesota waters.

Extracting Deicing Salt from Roadside Soils with Plants

Research Project

Subd. 04i     $360,000 TF (FY2018)

Bo Hu
U of MN
1390 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 625-4215
Email: bhu@umn.edu
Web: https://bbe.umn.edu/directory/faculty/bohu

Appropriation Language
$360,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to collaborate with the Department of Transportation to evaluate potential native plants that can be grown on roadsides to adsorb and remove toxic salts accumulated from deicing roads and assess uses for the harvested material.

Transformation of Plastic Waste into Valued Resource

Research Project

Subd. 04j     $225,000 TF (FY2018)

Brett Barney
U of MN
1390 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 626-8751
Email: bbarney@umn.edu
Web: http://barneybioproductslab.cfans.umn.edu/

Appropriation Language
$225,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop technologies that use microbes to convert plastic waste into useful chemical compounds and fuels, lowering the likelihood that these materials end up in the environment. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Accelerating Perennial Crop Production to Prevent Nitrate Leaching

Subd. 04k     $440,000 TF (FY2018)

Dennis Fuchs
Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District
110 Second Street S. Suite 128
Waite Park, MN 56387

Phone: (320) 345-6477
Email: dennis.fuchs@mn.nacdnet.net

Appropriation Language
$440,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District to reduce nitrate leaching on sandy soils of central Minnesota by developing water-efficient production methods, supply chains, and end-use markets for three perennial crops: Kernza, prairie species, and alfalfa. Net income from the sale of products or assets developed or acquired through this project may be reinvested as described in the work plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources according to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Farm-Ready Cover Crops for Protecting Water Quality

Research Project

Subd. 04l     $741,000 TF (FY2018)

Keith Olander
Central Lakes College - Ag and Energy Ctr
1830 Airport Road
Staples, MN 56479

Phone: (763) 257-2881
Email: kolander@clcmn.edu
Web: http://www.clcmn.edu/ag-energy-center/

Appropriation Language
$741,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System for Central Lakes College to demonstrate conservation benefits of using camelina and kura clover as continuous living cover with corn-soybean rotations and to develop secondary markets to increase farmer adoption of this practice for protecting water quality in vulnerable wellhead protection areas. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Setting Realistic Nitrate Reduction Goals in Southeast Minnesota

Research Project

Subd. 04m     $350,000 TF (FY2018)

John Nieber
U of MN
1390 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 625-6724
Email: nieber@umn.edu
Web: https://bbe.umn.edu/directory/faculty/johnnieber

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop advanced water-flow and age-dating tools to improve the ability of state agencies to assess how well nitrate reduction best management practices are working in southeastern Minnesota.

Mapping Unprofitable Cropland for Water and Wildlife

Research Project

Subd. 04n     $100,000 TF (FY2018)

Jason Ulrich
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Croix Research Station
16910 152nd St N
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Phone: (651) 433-5953
Email: julrich@smm.org
Web: https://www.smm.org/scwrs

Appropriation Language
$100,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to conduct the first statewide analysis that maps the extent of Minnesota's unprofitable cropland and estimates both the water-quality and habitat benefits of converting these lands to perennial crops and vegetation. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Evaluating Locally Sourced Materials for Road Salt Reduction

Research Project

Subd. 04o     $162,000 TF (FY2018)

Chanlan Chun
U of MN - Duluth NRRI
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 788-2613
Email: chun0157@d.umn.edu
Web: https://scse.d.umn.edu/about/departments-and-programs/civil-engineering-department

Appropriation Language
$162,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth to evaluate the effectiveness and benefits of using locally sourced wood chips, corncobs, and iron-bearing minerals as alternative abrasive materials to lower salt use for protecting Minnesota's water resources. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Minnesota Spring Inventory Final Phase

Subd. 04p     $71,000 TF (FY2018)

Paul Putzier
MN DNR
Box 25, 500 Lafayette Rd N.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5692
Email: paul.putzier@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$71,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to complete the Minnesota Spring Inventory that identifies, catalogs, and assists resource managers in monitoring, assessing, and protecting important and threatened statewide water springs. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Restoring Impaired Lakes through Citizen-Aided Carp Management

Subd. 04q     $106,000 TF (FY2018)

Andrew Dickhart
Carver County Water Management Organization
600 E. 4th Street
Chaska, MN, 55318

Phone: (952) 361-1871
Email: adickhart@co.carver.mn.us
Web: https://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/public-services/planning-water-management/water-management

Appropriation Language
$106,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Carver County Water Management Organization to quantify water quality improvements and the cost-effectiveness of a new citizen-aided carp management method for restoring impaired lakes in Minnesota.

Spring Biological Nitrate Removal to Protect Drinking Water

Subd. 04r     $175,000 TF (FY2018)

Troy Nemmers
City of Fairmont
100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN 56031

Phone: (507) 238-9461
Email: tnemmers@fairmont.org

Appropriation Language
$175,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Fairmont to build and demonstrate the effectiveness of an experimental passive biological treatment system to reduce nitrates that enter the city's springtime water supply source.

Degrading Chlorinated Industrial Contaminants with Bacteria

Subd. 04s     $150,000 TF ($149,000 FY2016 reallocation / $1,000 FY2020)

Paige Novak
U of MN
122 Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 626-9846
Email: novak010@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$1,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to determine the best way to stimulate bacteria to more quickly and completely remove industrial chlorinated pollutants from contaminated sites. On the day following final enactment, the following amounts from unobligated appropriations to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota are transferred and added to this appropriation: $75,000 in Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (l), and $74,000 in Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision 6, paragraph (b).

Managed Aquifer Recharge

Subd. 04t     $150,000 TF (FY2020)

John Bilotta
U of MN - Water Resources Center
173 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-7708
Email: bilot002@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year is to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Water Resources Center, for a comprehensive study of the economic benefits of managed aquifer recharge and to make recommendations to enhance and replenish Minnesota's groundwater resources. The study must include, but is not limited to:

(1) examining the potential benefits of enhancing groundwater recharge in water-stressed areas;
(2) assessing the relationship to changing seasonality and intensity of precipitation on groundwater recharge rates;
(3) reviewing the approaches to manage recharge in geologically appropriate areas;
(4) identifying policy options, costs, and barriers to recharging groundwater; and
(5) assessing the economic returns of options for groundwater recharge.

In conducting the study, the Water Resources Center must convene a stakeholder group and provide for public participation.

Subd. 05Environmental Education

Expanding Camp Sunrise Environmental Program

Subd. 05a     $237,000 TF (FY2020)

Lori Arnold
YouthCARE MN
 
 

Phone: (612) 338-1233
Email: larnold@youthcaremn.org

Appropriation Language
$237,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with YouthCare Minnesota to expand camp opportunities to more school districts and implement improved hands-on environmental education programs for economically disadvantaged youth.

Connecting Students to Boundary Waters

Subd. 05b     $450,000 TF (FY2020)

Chris Knopf
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Phone: (612) 332-9630
Email: chris@friends-bwca.org

Appropriation Language
$450,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness to connect approximately 6,500 students to the boundary waters through classroom education and wilderness canoe experiences for diverse and underserved populations across Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Forest Restoration

Subd. 05c     $199,000 TF (FY2020)

Mary Hammes
Mississippi Park Connection

Phone: (651) 291-9119
Email: mhammes@parkconnection.org

Appropriation Language
$199,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Mississippi Park Connection to work with Conservation Corps Minnesota, local communities, and volunteers to address the loss of ash trees to emerald ash borer by planting approximately 15,000 native trees and plants in affected areas in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers

Subd. 05d     $250,000 TF (FY2020)

Mimi Daniel
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5308
Email: mimi.daniel@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources in cooperation with Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa to encourage a diversity of students to pursue careers in environment and natural resources through internships and mentorships with the Department of Natural Resources, the Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the Pollution Control Agency. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2024, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Subd. 06Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species

Building Knowledge and Capacity to Solve AIS Problems

Subd. 06a     $4,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Nicholas Phelps
U of MN - MAISRC

Phone: (612) 624-7450
Email: phelp083@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$4,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to support the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in developing solutions to Minnesota's aquatic invasive species problems through research, control, prevention, outreach, and early detection of existing and emerging aquatic invasive species threats. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Oak Wilt Suppression at its Northern Edge

Subd. 06b     $100,000 TF (FY2020)

Shannon Wettstein
Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District

Phone: (320) 631-3553
Email: shannon.wettstein@morrisonswcd.org

Appropriation Language
$100,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District to eradicate the northern-most occurrences of oak wilt in the state through mechanical means on select private properties to prevent oak wilt's spread to healthy state forest habitats.

Noxious Weed Detection and Eradication

Subd. 06c     $1,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Mark Abrahamson
Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Phone: (651) 201-6505
Email: mark.abrahamson@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of agriculture to continue to monitor, detect, and eradicate noxious weeds, including Palmer Amaranth, primarily in conservation plantings and to develop and implement methods to prevent infestation and protect prairies, other natural areas, and agricultural crops. Of this amount, $650,000 is for grants to local communities to help combat infestations.

Emerald Ash Borer Response Grants

Subd. 06d     $300,000 TF (FY2020)

Valerie McClannahan
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5283
Email: valerie.mcclannahan@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for grants to local units of government to replace ash trees removed from public lands in response to emerald ash borer with ecologically appropriate trees.

Subd. 07Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy

Development of Clean Energy Storage Systems for Farms

Research Project

Subd. 07a     $650,000 TF (FY2020)

William Northrop
U of MN - WCROC

Phone: (612) 625 6854
Email: wnorthro@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$650,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris to develop and test novel clean energy storage systems for farms using wind-generated ammonia to displace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

White Earth Nation Community Solar for Economic Resilience

Subd. 07b     $500,000 TF (FY2020)

Vicki O'Day
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance

Phone: (218) 947-37790
Email: vicki@rreal.org

Appropriation Language
$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance to install a 200-kW White Earth community-owned solar garden to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase economic development through environmental education and solar workforce training, and improve energy resilience.

Sustainable Solar Energy from Agricultural Plant Byproducts

Research Project

Subd. 07c     $185,000 TF (FY2020)

Ted Pappenfus
U of MN - Morris

Phone: (320) 589-6340
Email: pappe001@morris.umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$185,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Morris, to use regional plant-based agricultural by-products to fabricate solar cells for creating renewable and affordable energy.

Morris Energy and Environment Community Resilience Plan

Subd. 07d     $150,000 TF (FY2020)

Blaine Hill
City of Morris

Phone: (320) 589-3141
Email: bhill@ci.morris.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$150,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Morris to develop and begin implementing community resilience plans for energy and the environment and to create a model guide for other Minnesota communities to create and implement their own plans.

Subd. 08Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat

Saving Endangered Pollinators through Data-Driven Prairie Restoration

Research Project

Subd. 08a     $800,000 TF (FY2020)

Erik Runquist
Minnesota Zoological Garden

Phone: (952) 431-9200
Email: erik.runquist@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$800,000 the first year is from the trust fund. Of this amount, $630,000 is to the Minnesota Zoological Garden and $170,000 is to the commissioner of natural resources to reestablish populations of Minnesota's imperiled butterflies through reintroductions and prairie restorations and by developing foundational habitat recommendations for preventing future extinctions. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Promoting and Restoring Oak Savanna Using Silvopasture

Subd. 08b     $750,000 TF (FY2020)

Diomy Zamora
U of MN

Phone: (612) 626-9272
Email: zamor015@umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$750,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to demonstrate, evaluate, and increase adoption of the combined use of intensive tree, forage, and livestock management as a method to restore threatened oak savanna habitats.

Sauk River Dam Removal and Rock Rapids Replacement

Subd. 08c     $2,768,000 TF (FY2020)

Tessa Beuning
City of Melrose
225 First St NE
Melrose, MN 56352

Phone: (320) 256-4278
Email: tbeuning@cityofmelrose.com
Web: www.cityofmelrose.com

Appropriation Language
$2,768,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Melrose to remove an existing fixed-elevation dam, construct a rock arch rapids, and conduct in-stream and shoreline habitat restoration to improve water quality and native fish passage in the Sauk River. This project requires a match of at least $1,400,000 that must be secured before trust fund money is spent. At least $700,000 of this match must come from the city of Melrose. City of Melrose expenses for the Sauk River dam removal and rock rapids replacement incurred before July 1, 2019, may be counted toward the match.

Conserving and Monitoring of Minnesota's Rare Arctic Plants

Research Project

Subd. 08d     $135,000 TF (FY2020)

Briana Gross
U of MN - Duluth

Phone: (218) 726-7722
Email: blgross@d.umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$135,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to provide monitoring and invasive species removal to conserve rare and endangered arctic plants on Minnesota's North Shore. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Nongame Wildlife Program Acceleration

Subd. 08e     $513,000 TF (FY2020)

Cynthia Osmundson
MN DNR
500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 259-5444
Email: cynthia.osmundson@state.mn.us
Web: www.mndnr.gov

Appropriation Language
$513,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate the nongame wildlife program, including rare wildlife data collection, habitat management, collaborative land protection, conservation education, and a new emphasis on promoting nature tourism to benefit wildlife, visitors, and rural communities.

Lawns to Legumes

Subd. 08f     $900,000 TF ($806,000 FY2019 / $94,000 FY2020)

Dan Shaw
BWSR
520 Lafayette Road
St Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (612) 236-6219
Email: dan.shaw@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$806,000 in fiscal year 2019 and $94,000 the first year are from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for demonstration projects that provide grants or payments to plant residential lawns with native vegetation and pollinator-friendly forbs and legumes to protect a diversity of pollinators. The board must establish criteria for grants or payments awarded under this section. Grants or payments awarded under this section may be made for up to 75 percent of the costs of the project, except that in areas identified by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as areas where there is a high potential for rusty patched bumble bees to be present, grants may be awarded for up to 90 percent of the costs of the project.

Agricultural Weed Control Using Autonomous Mowers

Subd. 08g     $900,000 TF (FY2020)

Eric Buchanan
U of MN - Morris

Phone: (320) 589-1711
Email: buch0123@morris.umn.edu

Appropriation Language
$900,000 is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris to design, integrate, and field-test new technology mowers to control weeds, reduce herbicide use, reduce energy costs, and improve native vegetation and forage quality on agricultural lands. This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Subd. 09Land Acquisition, Habitat and Recreation

Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas

Subd. 09a     $3,500,000 TF (FY2020)

Judy Schulte
MN DNR

Phone: (507) 637-6016
Email: judy.schulte@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$3,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for the scientific and natural areas (SNA) program to restore and enhance wildlife habitat on SNAs, increase public involvement and outreach, and strategically acquire high-quality lands that meet criteria for SNAs under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, from willing sellers. A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations is required in the work plan.

Grants for Local Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas

Subd. 09b     $3,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Audrey Mularie
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5549
Email: audrey.mularie@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$3,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to solicit, rank, and fund competitive matching grants for local parks, trail connections, and natural and scenic areas under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019. The appropriation is for local nature-based recreation, connections to regional and state natural areas, and recreation facilities and not for athletic facilities such as sport fields, courts, and playgrounds.

Minnesota State Parks and State Trails In-Holdings

Subd. 09c     $2,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Jennifer Christie
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5579
Email: jennifer.christie@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$2,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire high-priority in-holdings from willing sellers within the legislatively authorized boundaries of state parks and trails to protect Minnesota's natural heritage, enhance outdoor recreational opportunities, and improve the efficiency of public land management. Priorities include but are not limited to Minneopa, St. Croix, Frontenac, and Crow Wing State Parks. A list of proposed acquisitions is required in the work plan.

Minnesota State Trails Development

Subd. 09d     $5,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Kent Skaar
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5636
Email: kent.skaar@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$5,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to expand high-priority recreational opportunities on Minnesota's state trails by developing new trail segments and rehabilitating, improving, and enhancing existing state trails. High-priority trail bridges to rehabilitate or replace include, but are not limited to, those on the Arrowhead, Central Lakes, Harmony-Preston Valley, Matthew Lourey, and North Shore State Trails. High-priority trail segments to develop and enhance include, but are not limited to, the Paul Bunyan, Gateway, Heartland, Gitchi Gami, and Minnesota Valley State Trails. A proposed list of trail projects on legislatively authorized state trails is required in the work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

National Loon Center

Subd. 09e     $4,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Leah Heggerston
National Loon Center Foundation

Phone: (218) 839-9042
Email: fishes@crosslake.net

Appropriation Language
$4,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the National Loon Center Foundation, in partnership with a fiscal agent to be approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, to construct an approximately 15,000-square-foot National Loon Center in Cross Lake dedicated to loon survival, loon habitat protection and research, and recreation. Of this amount, up to $1,449,000 is for planning, design, and construction of approximately six outdoor demonstration learning kiosks, interpretive trails, boardwalks and boat docks, a fishing dock, and native landscaping along approximately 3,100 feet of shoreline. Any remaining funds are for planning, engineering, and constructing the building and indoor exhibits. A land lease commitment of at least 25 years and fiscal sponsorship must be secured before any trust fund money is spent. This project requires a match of at least $6,000,000. At least $2,000,000 of this match must come from nonstate sources. If naming rights will be conveyed, the National Loon Center Foundation must include a plan for this in the work plan. All matching funds must be legally committed before any trust fund money may be spent on planning activities for or construction of the building and indoor exhibits. Net income generated from admissions, naming rights, and memberships to the National Loon Center as a result of trust fund contributions may be reinvested in the center's long-term loon conservation efforts as described in the work plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources according to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Accessible Fishing Piers

Subd. 09f     $320,000 TF (FY2020)

Nancy Stewart
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5616
Email: nancy.stewart@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$320,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to provide accessible fishing piers in locations that have a high potential to serve new angling communities, underserved populations, and anglers with physical disabilities. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Mesabi Trail Extensions

Subd. 09g     $3,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Bob Manzoline
St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority

Phone: (218) 744-2653
Email: bmanzoline@rrauth.com

Appropriation Language
$3,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority for environmental assessment, permitting, right-of-way easements or other acquisition as needed, and engineering for and construction of four trail segments beginning and ending at the following approximate locations: Darwin Meyers Wildlife Management Area to County Road 21, Embarrass to Kugler, County Road 128 to the Eagles Nest Town Hall, and Wolf Creek to the Highway 169 underpass.

Birch Lake Recreation Area Campground

Subd. 09h     $350,000 TF (FY2020)

Cathy Bissonette
City of Babbitt

Phone: (218) 827-3646
Email: cathy@babbitt-mn.com

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Babbitt to expand Birch Lake Recreation Area by adding a new campground for recreational vehicles and tent campers. This project requires a match of at least $2,800,000 that must be secured before trust fund money is spent. At least $800,000 of this match must come from the city of Babbitt. Net income generated from admissions to the campground created as a result of trust fund contributions may be reinvested into the campground's long-term operations as described in the work plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources according to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.

Britton Peak to Lutsen Mountain Bike Trail

Subd. 09i     $350,000 TF (FY2020)

Tim Kennedy
Superior Cycling Association

Phone: (218) 370-0955
Email: tkennedy@boreal.org

Appropriation Language
$350,000 the first year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Superior Cycling Association to create a sustainably designed single-track mountain bike trail connecting trail clusters and trailheads between Britton Peak in Tofte and Lutsen Mountains as part of northeast Minnesota's effort to become a national recreation destination. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Preserving the Avon Hills with Reverse-Bidding Easements

Subd. 09j     $1,600,000 TF (FY2020)

John Geissler
Saint John's University

Phone: (320) 363-3126
Email: jgeissler001@csbsju.edu

Appropriation Language
$1,600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Saint John's University in cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust to restore and enhance protected lands, provide public outreach, and prepare management plans for and use a reverse-bid ranking system to secure permanent conservation easements on high-quality natural habitat in the Avon Hills area of Stearns County. Of this amount, up to $168,000 is for use by Minnesota Land Trust in a monitoring fund as approved in the work plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.20. An annual financial report is required for any monitoring, management, and enforcement fund, including expenditures from the fund. A proposed list of acquisitions and restorations must be provided in the work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2024, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Bailey Lake Trail and Fishing Pier

Subd. 09k     $550,000 TF (FY2020)

Britt See-Benes
City of Virginia

Phone: (218) 748-7500
Email: britts@virginiamn.us

Appropriation Language
$550,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Virginia to reconstruct the existing Bailey Lake Trail and construct a new fishing pier on Bailey Lake that is accessible from the trail.

Vergas Long Lake Trail

Subd. 09l     $290,000 TF (FY2020)

Julie Lammers
City of Vergas

Phone: (218) 342-2091
Email: cityofvergas@arvig.net

Appropriation Language
$290,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Vergas to construct a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, trail, and floating boardwalk along Long Lake including shoreline restoration and stabilization with native plants. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Glacial Edge Trail and Downtown Pedestrian Bridge

Subd. 09m     $600,000 TF (FY2020)

Ryan Miller
City of Fergus Falls

Phone: (218) 332-5458
Email: ryan.miller@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Fergus Falls to acquire easements for and construct a trail along the Otter Tail River in downtown Fergus Falls and a bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing the river. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Crane Lake to Vermilion Falls Trail

Subd. 09n     $400,000 TF (FY2020)

Bruce Beste
Voyageur Country ATV

Phone: (218) 391-5108
Email: voyageurcountryatv@gmail.com

Appropriation Language
$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with St. Louis County in cooperation with Voyageur Country ATV Club to designate and improve a wooded trail from Crane Lake to Vermilion Falls to accommodate all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile users. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Restoring Five Sections of the Superior Hiking Trail

Subd. 09o     $191,000 TF (FY2020)

Denny Caneff
Superior Hiking Trail Association

Phone: (218) 834-2700
Email: hike@shta.org

Appropriation Language
$191,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Superior Hiking Trail Association to restore and repair the most damaged parts of five sections of the Superior Hiking Trail and restore an abandoned route to a natural footpath for hikers.

Rainy Lake Recreational Access and Boat Wash Station

Subd. 09p     $200,000 TF (FY2020)

Sherril Gautreaux
City of Ranier
PO Box 186
Ranier, MN 56668

Phone: 218-286-3311
Email: cityofranier@frontiernet.net
Web: raniermn@govoffice2.com

Appropriation Language
$200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Ranier to enhance and increase public access to Rainy Lake by constructing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant recreational parking lot, an ADA-compliant public restroom, and an aquatic invasive species boat wash station.

Historic Bruce Mine Park and Mesabi Trailhead

Subd. 09q     $1,000,000 TF (FY2020)

Bob Manzoline
St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority

Phone: (218) 744-2653
Email: bmanzoline@rrauth.com

Appropriation Language
$1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority to engineer, design, renovate, and construct the Historic Bruce Mine Park and Mesabi Trailhead and access in the city of Chisholm. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

Subd. 10Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement

Contract Agreement Reimbursement

Subd. 10a     $135,000 TF (FY2020)

Katherine Sherman-Hoehn
MN DNR

Phone: (651) 259-5533
Email: Katherine.Sherman-Hoehn@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$135,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources, at the direction of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, for expenses incurred for preparing and administering contracts for the agreements specified in this section. The commissioner must provide documentation to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources on the expenditure of these funds. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

LCCMR Administration

Subd. 10b     $1,400,000 TF (FY2020)

Becca Nash
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room 65 State Office Bldg
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 296-6264
Email: becca.nash@lccmr.leg.mn
Web: https://www.lccmr.leg.mn/

Appropriation Language
$1,400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources for administration in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.09, subdivision 5.

Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) Administration

Subd. 10c     $3,000 TF (FY2020)

Sally Olson
Legislative Coordinating Commission
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room 72 State Office Bldg
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 296-9002
Email: Sally.Olson@lcc.leg.mn

Appropriation Language
$3,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for the website required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10.

Grants Management System

Subd. 10d     $330,000 TF (FY2019)

Becca Nash
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room 65 State Office Bldg
St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: (651) 296-6264
Email: becca.nash@lccmr.leg.mn
Web: https://www.lccmr.leg.mn/

Appropriation Language
$330,000 in fiscal year 2019 is from the trust fund to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources to develop, enhance, and maintain a management system for project records.

Subd. 11Wastewater Treatment Recommendations

Water Infrastructure Loans

Subd. 11a     $0 TF (FY2020)

Jeff Freeman
Public Facilities Authority

Phone: (651) 259-7465
Email: jeff.freeman@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
Up to $5,000,000 of the money in the trust fund is available to the State Board of Investment to invest in loans through the Public Facilities Authority's clean water revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, repayments of principal and interest and any investment income must be credited to the trust fund and are available for reinvestment in the clean water revolving fund.

Optimization Local Mechanical and Pond Wastewater-Treatment Plants

Subd. 11b     $500,000 TF (FY2020)

Joel Peck
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Phone: (651) 757-2202
Email: joel.peck@state.mn.us

Appropriation Language
$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency for the pilot program created under Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (a). This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time projects must be completed and final products delivered.