The Legislature earlier this year appropriated nearly $180 million for various water pollution projects in the next two years, money coming from Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment sales tax that voters approved in 2008.
But that was only a third of the Legacy funds. Recommendations for spending another third were made Tuesday for outdoors projects, and some of those deal directly with water as well.
MPR News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar reports that a lot of projects may get a haircut so the state can deal with the Asian carp invasion. But still, the Mississippi, the St. Louis and the Cannon rivers all had projects approved to help restore habitat and take other steps to improve conditions.