Dakota County Riparian and Lakeshore Protection and Management , Phase 3

Dakota County

Quick Facts

Dakota County
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected 

This project will acquire 227 acres of conservation easements along the Mississippi, Cannon and Vermillion Rivers and restore and enhance 40 acres within associated habitat corridors.

Project Details

In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2016

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(c )
Appropriation Language 

$480,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Dakota County to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore and enhance habitats along the Mississippi, Cannon, and Vermillion Rivers. A list of proposed acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment plan must include an easement stewardship plan. Up to $20,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. An annual financial report is required for any monitoring and enforcement fund established, including expenditures from the fund and a description of annual monitoring and enforcement activities.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Administration costs: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Restore 40 acres and protect in easement 227 acres of habitats

Source of Additional Funds: 

Dakota County and watershed district

Project Manager

Dakota County
14955 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley
(952) 891-7001