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Clean Water Legacy

Note: One-time funding for this program was available in 2007, 2008 and 2009

See the main BWSR Grants page for updated information about competitive grants for protecting and restoring water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Lake Protection Challenge Grant

Posted Jan. 3, 2011:

This grant opportunity is focused on assessing existing lake water quality and watershed data for lakes not identified on the draft 2010 MPCA Impaired Waters (303(d)) List for parameters other than mercury.

Clean Water Legacy Act Background

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is responsible for implementing non-point pollution reduction activities through the Minnesota Clean Water Legacy Act. The purpose of the Clean Water Legacy Act is to protect, restore, and preserve the quality of Minnesota's surface waters by providing authority, direction, and resources to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters as required by section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act.


FY 2008/2009 Reporting Guidance for Clean Water Legacy (CWL) Grant Recipients

BWSR Allocations

FY 2009 CWL Grant Applications Recomended for Funding


BWSR Clean Water Legacy FY 2008-2009 Biennial Budget PDF file

Agricultural Watershed Restoration Projects Phase 2 (Posted Dec. 23, 2008)

Watershed identification information


Fact Sheets on projects that have received CWL funding (Updated March 6, 2008) :

Minnesota Conservation Corps Progress Report on CWL fund use through 2009 (Posted Sept. 18, 2009)

Minnesota Conservation Corps Progress Report on CWL fund use through 2007 (Posted March 26, 2008)

FY 2008 Recommended Projects to receive CWL funding (Posted Jan. 29, 2008):

Related links:

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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