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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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Rock Lake

Preserving the Family Farm for the Future

As the population in Pine County has continued to grow, some concerned landowners are working hard to protect the county’s important natural lands and waters from expanding development. Dave Odendahl is one such landowner. Dave grew up on the family farm, eventually taking it over and working the fields himself. And now, as he hangs [...]

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John Baird in 2018

John Baird, a founding member of the Minnesota Land Trust recently passed away.

John Baird, a founding member of the Minnesota Land Trust passed away on July 18, 2020 at age 96. John was passionate about the environment and had a deep sense of responsibility for taking care of the natural land. In addition to being one of the founding members of the Minnesota Land Trust, he also [...]

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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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