Minnesota’s Legacy Fund


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Equity Policy

Climate Education Policy

Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a constitutional amendment known as the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that dedicates a portion of sales tax to outdoor recreation, as well as conservation, clean water, and cultural heritage. 

The Legacy Amendment increases the state sales tax by three-eighths of one percent beginning on July 1, 2009 and continuing until 2034. The additional sales tax revenue is distributed into four funds as follows: 33 percent to the clean water fund; 33 percent to the outdoor heritage fund; 19.75 percent to the arts and cultural heritage fund; and 14.25 percent to the parks and trails fund.

Policy Details

Year Created


Most Recent Yearly Funding

$1.3 billion

Total Program 


$1.3 billion

Continuing or One-time Funding


Funding Source


Path to Enactment

Sales tax increase (3/8 of one percent)

Bill Number

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