Rum River - Cedar Creek Initiative

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Anoka County Parks and Recreation
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2012
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subdivision 2(g)
Appropriation Language 

$1,900,000 in fiscal year 2010 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Anoka County to acquire land at the confluence of the Rum River and Cedar Creek in Anoka County. Acquired land must remain open to hunting and fishing, consistent with the capacity of the land, during the open season, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources. This is the first of two planned appropriations for this acquisition.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect 60 acres of wetland, 100 acres of prairie, 60 acres of forest, 2 ares of habitat and 1.125 miles of shoreline along Cedar Creek and Rum River.

Project Overview

This appropriation acquired and protected 222 acres of prairie, wetland, forest and shoreline habitat for fish, game and wildlife along the Rum River and Cedar Creek in the cities of Oak Grove and Andover and will provide additional opportunities for public fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation. With the second appropriation of $1,900,000 in 2010 (ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2e) an additional 328 acres was acquired and protected.

Project Details

Final Accomplishment Plan Report:

Project Manager

Anoka County Parks and Recreation
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW