Living Shallow Lakes and Wetlands Initiative , Phase 2

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Ducks Unlimited
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Counties Affected: 
Becker, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Carver, Cottonwood, Freeborn, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Martin, McLeod, Otter Tail, Pope, Redwood, Scott, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Wadena, Watonwan, Wright
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(d)
Appropriation Language 

$4,490,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to assess, restore, and enhance shallow lakes and wetlands, including technical assistance, survey, design, and engineering to develop new enhancement and restoration projects for future implementation. A list of proposed restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

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

Restore 100 acres and Enhance 1400 acres of wetlands

Source of Additional Funds: 

private funding

Project Overview

This ongoing program will restore and enhance shallow lakes and wetlands by improving aquatic plant abundance and water clarity in partnership with the Minnesota DNR and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Project Details

Project Manager

Ducks Unlimited
311 East Lake Geneva Road
(320) 762-9916