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Ned Phillips
Silver Creek

Protecting the Waters of the St. Croix

Continued growth and outward development have always put pressure on the natural areas around the Twin Cities metro, but in recent years these trends have accelerated. The few remaining green spaces around the metro are steadily being converted to suburban development—impacting the many public benefits these green spaces provide. Fortunately, local families have stepped up [...]

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Heron Lake Area Protection Program

The Heron Lake watershed was once a water bird production and migration area of international significance. Vast beds of wild celery and robust stands of bulrush, combined with a seemingly endless prairie around Heron Lake to support an awe inspiring number of colonial water birds and migratory waterfowl. Protection and preservation of wetland and prairie [...]

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Byer Lake

Protecting Nature for Future Generations

Over the past few decades, the St. Cloud area has been one of the fastest growing regions in Minnesota. As residential and commercial development has crept outward into the rural areas, the natural lands that so many have used for recreation and hunting have begun to decline. The water quality of the area’s lakes and [...]

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Connecting to a New Partner

This article first appeared in the Land Trust’s 2019 Annual Report. Sign up to receive our print and email publications. Established in 1956, Camp Katharine Parsons for years provided low-income youth from North Minneapolis outdoor education opportunities as a day camp managed by the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC), an important human services agency for [...]

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Great blue heron

Anoka Sand Plain Protection Program

For more information APPLICATION DEADLINE November 15, 2020 & March 15, 2021 Questions? Contact Kristina Geiger at: (651) 917-6295 Apply online now. Your land is important to you and has a unique character and history. As a landowner, you can be compensated for permanently protecting your property with a conservation easement. The Minnesota Land [...]

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