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Ned Phillips
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Establishing the St. Louis River National Water Trail

The St. Louis River Estuary was officially designated as a National Water Trail by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on October 22, 2020! The Minnesota Land Trust worked hand in hand with the City of Duluth to both create the vision around the St. Louis River National Water Trail and also to pull together [...]

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Shoreline of Camp Patmos, Stony Lake

Stony Lake Shoreline Protected Forever

The Leech Lake area has seen increased development in the past few years as families seek a high-quality rural living experience. That increased development at times has come at the expense of Minnesota’s remaining natural lands and clean waters. Local families and landowners, however, have stepped up to protect the places that matter most, working [...]

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Rusty-patched bumblebee on a dandelion

Protecting the Waters of Hennepin County

Twenty-five years ago, Tim and Susan Clark bought a parcel of pastureland in western Hennepin County. Their goal was simple – to create a home for themselves while restoring the diverse and natural lands that had once thrived on the property. And now, thanks to a conservation easement through the Minnesota Land Trust and Hennepin [...]

Protected Property

Star Lake

Star Lake Camp Protected Forever

In the Mississippi Headwaters region of central Minnesota lies Star Lake Camp, an expansive natural landscape which has introduced hundreds of youth to nature in its nearly 60 years of existence. First established in 1962 by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the camp has served as an extension of the Church’s [...]

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Minnesota Land Trust Earns National Recognition

One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1991, the Minnesota Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Minnesota. Now, the Minnesota Land Trust has announced it has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as [...]

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