Clean Water Fund Projects


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

  • protect drinking water sources;
  • protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat;
  • preserve arts and cultural heritage;
  • support parks and trails;
  • and protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater.


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.

Wolverton Creek Restoration-Phase 1-2016


2013 Clean Water Fund Grant Projects
Targeted Drainage Water Management


Conservation Drainage Management
Water Quality Improvement for Clay C.D. Nos. 9, 32, 33


Clean Water Assistance
Upper South Branch Strategic BMP Implementation – Part 2


2012 Clean Water Fund Grant Projects
Accelerated Implementation Buffalo-Red River Watershed District BMP Strategic Plan


2011 Clean Water Fund Grant Projects

Runoff Reduction: Upper South Branch Strategic BMP Implementation Plan
Project Partners: West Otter Tail SWCD, Wilkin SWCD


Continuation of Hay Creek/Stinking Lake Sediment Reduction
Project Partners: Becker SWCD (Fiscal / Reporting Agent)


Wolverton Creek Restoration and Sediment Reduction Project
Project Partners: Clay SWCD, Wilkin SWCD, MN DNR