We began the morning with a presentation by Kris Larson and then heard from Guest Speaker Craig Blacklock who showed highlights from his recent book St. Croix & Namekogon Rivers: The Enduring Gift.
We also presented awards to Gloria Lindberg, our 2019 Volunteer of the Year; Jeanne Kingston, our 2019 Landowner of the Year; and to Washington County, our Partner of the Year. This year we also honored Steve DeLapp, a longtime community member in Washington County and one of the founding members of the Land Trust.
Following the awards ceremony we ventured over to Jeanne Kingston’s, where she hosted a tour on her beautiful property that is protected forever through the Land Trust. Artist Megan Schmidt was onsite, painting a plein air landscape. Representatives from Landbridge Ecological also joined us to explain aspects of the restoration work that is happening on the land.
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