Clean Water Fund



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.

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Wabasha SWCD has received funding from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Fund to help support the overall goal of the amendment.