In 2008, Minnesota’s voters passed the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment (Legacy Amendment) to the Minnesota Constitution.  The Legacy Amendment dedicates funding to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and wildlife habitat; support our parks and trails; protect water quality, and preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Thanks to support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created by the Legacy Amendment, the Minnesota Zoo is expanding its programming in a number of areas as it solidifies its place among Minnesota’s premiere cultural institutions.

Below is an overview of some of our Legacy funded projects. Click on each link for more information.

Conservation in Minnesota
Conservation Education in Minnesota
Zoo Site Habitat Improvements
Minnesota’s Farming Heritage


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Legacy Report 2015
Legacy Report 2014
Legacy Report 2013
Legacy Report 2012
Legacy Report 2011
Legacy Report 2010



Click here for more information on all the Legacy Amendment funds and projects.