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Minnesota Clean Water Fund

Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logoOn November 4, 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment to the constitution to:

The Amendment increases the sales and use tax rate by three-eighths of one percent on taxable sales, starting July 1, 2009, continuing through 2034. Those dollars are dedicated to four funds: Outdoor Heritage Fund, Clean Water Fund, Parks and Trails Fund, and Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

BWSR has received appropriations from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and the Clean Water Fund.

Specifics about projects funded through BWSR are available at our Clean Water Stories page.

Additionally, the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) maintains the website Minnesota's Legacy, Watch the progressLink to LCC website, to help Minnesotans monitor how these dollars are spent.

Clean Water Fund Application Response - FY 2014; Phase I

From Sept. 3 – Oct. 4, 2013, BWSR held the first of two Clean Water Fund competitive grant application processes. Local governments were encouraged to apply for funds to protect and improve water quality in their communities, connecting their proposals to priorities from local water management plans. The response was overwhelming – 244 applications were received, totaling more than $51 million. Read more here.

Clean Water Fund Promotion

BWSR is committed to promoting Clean Water Fund projects, and we encourage you to also promote Clean Water Fund projects that are underway in your location. For your use, we've developed three news release templates:

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the BWSR Communications Coordinator at 651-296-3767.

Legacy Logo

The Legacy Logo identifies projects funded by the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment.

Grant Recipients

Fiscal Year 2014

2014 Clean Water Fund Recipients


Fiscal Year 2013


Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011

Fiscal Year 2010

BWSR Clean Water Fund Policy

Clean Water Fund Listening Sessions

A series of listening sessions around the state were held in 2010 to gather ideas and insights to inform the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework, a 25-year plan on how and when to make investments that will ensure the purity and abundance of Minnesota's water for generations to come. Citizens, local officials and water resources professionals are invited to attend the listening session in their area to provide input on this plan.

Download the 11 x 17 Handout on the Clean Water Fund Listening Sessions or Read more about the Clean Water Fund Listening Sessions

Partners

Protecting Minnesota’s waters is a joint effort between seven partner agencies, who collaborate and partner on Minnesota’s water resource management activities under the Clean Water Fund:

Additionally, these agencies collaborate with the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center.

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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