Treasured Places 2019

Join us for a celebration of the lands we love!
Craig Blacklock

You are invited to Treasured Places!

Saturday, September 7, 2019
10 am to 12:30 pm
Marine Village Hall
121 Judd St., Marine on St. Croix, 55407


Free event; space is limited.

Treasured Places

A celebration of the lands we love for volunteers, landowners, supporters, and friends—everyone who cares about permanent land conservation in Minnesota!

Head shot of Craig BlacklockJoin us at the historic Marine Village Hall with special guest Craig Blacklock, nature photographer, who will be talking about his St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers — The Enduring Gift  book and photography project. This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Craig will have his books available for purchase and you will have an opportunity to get yours signed.

In addition, we will honor our chosen Volunteer, Landowner, and Partner of the year. And to complete the day, Jeanne Kingston will host a tour on her protected property featuring woodlands, a new pollinator garden, an established prairie, and a state-designated brook trout stream that flows into the St. Croix River.

Schedule of Events:

9:45 am Check in and Coffee
Marine Village Hall 
10:00 am Presentation
“The Enduring Gift” by Craig Blacklock
Volunteer, Landowner, and Partner of the Year, plus a Special Recognition
11:15 am Book Signing
11:30 am Walking Tour of Protected Property
Drive to tour location (5 blocks away.) Walking tour about a half mile on trails.
Snacks and water will be provided.
12:30 pm Tour Concludes

Please register by Sept. 3

Prairie with a wooden fence running along the left side. Trees in the background with puffy clouds on a bright sunny day.

2018 Highlights….A Treasured Places Tradition

Volunteers, landowners, and partners are key to conservation success, so much so, that every year at Treasured Places, we honor a select person of the year for each of these titles. Below are photos of our 2018 honorees. (View a list of previous winners.)

2018 Volunteers of the Year, Chuck and Betty Selander

2018 John Peck Volunteers of the Year, Betty and Chuck Selander
Photo: Kris Larson (Minnesota Land Trust), Betty Selander, Chuck Selander, Andrew Moe (Minnesota Land Trust)

Ann Thies, Mike Niziolek, Kris Larson

2018 Landowner of the Year, Mike Niziolek
Photo: Ann Thies (Minnesota Land Trust), Mike Niziolek, Kris Larson (Minnesota Land Trust)

Kris Larson, John Riens, Sheldon Myerchin, Shawn Papon Wayne Ostlie

2018 Partner of the Year, Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Photo: Kris Larson, (Minnesota Land Trust), John Riens, (USFWS) Sheldon Myerchin, (USFWS), Shawn Papon (USFWS), Wayne Ostlie, (Minnesota Land Trust)

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Treasured Places Tradition

View a historical list of previous honorees for Volunteer, Landowner, or Partner of the Year.

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