In 2008, Minnesota’s voters passed the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment (Legacy Amendment) to the Minnesota Constitution to: protect drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve arts and cultural heritage; to support parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater.

Thanks to support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, the Minnesota Zoo is expanding its programming in a number of areas as it strives to be a world-leading zoo and solidify its place among Minnesota’s premiere cultural institutions.

An overview of our Legacy funded projects are below. 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 to the LCC January 2013
Legacy Report to the LCC January 2012
Legacy Report January 2011
Legacy Report January 2010