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Ned Phillips

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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Anoka Sand Plain Protection Program

For more information APPLICATION DEADLINE November 15, 2020 & March 15, 2021 Questions? Contact Kristina Geiger at: (651) 917-6295 kgeiger@mnland.org 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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Hansi Johnson

Recognizing a life dedicated to the outdoors

Hansi Johnson’s name is pretty much synonymous with the “Great Outdoors.” He has dedicated his personal and professional life to outdoor recreation and so, it’s fitting that the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) recently honored him with a Service Award for his outstanding contributions, especially in particular for his leadership with in helping the [...]

A Family Legacy of Conservation in Central Minnesota

As Central Minnesota has grown, and cities like Alexandria have expanded outward, natural lands that so many have used for recreation and hunting have begun to feel the pressures of development. Fortunately, a partnership of local residents and organizations has come together to protect the last remaining open areas. Recently Don Eggers and his family [...]

Good Conservation – It’s also about Beer

This article first appeared in our April 2020 Landowner Newsletter. Read more on our Publications page. While each of the Minnesota Land Trust’s nearly 600 properties protected by conservation easements are unique, there’s one property in southeastern Minnesota that also has important historic and cultural features worthy of preservation, according to the conservation easement itself. [...]

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