Every year, the Minnesota Land Trust celebrates the land we love with Treasured Places. This annual event travels to a different location in Minnesota every year to highlight a special place plus the landowners, volunteers, and partners who contribute to our organization.

In the past, we have traveled to the following places, and honored these people and organizations: Click on the year to see photos and highlights.

Place John Peck Volunteer Award Landowner Award Partner Award
2021 Camp Olson YMCA, Cass County
Bill Majewski Dan and Cindy Rogers Camp Olson YMCA
2020 Virtual tour Jim Odden Carter and Florence Hedeen Rainy Lake Conservancy
2019 Marine on St. Croix, Washington County Gloria Lindberg Jeanne Kingston Washington County
2018 Alexandria/Sauk Centre, Douglas County
Chuck & Betty Selander Mike Niziolek Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, USFWS
Winona, Winona County Tom Hoffmann Jon Peterson Family DNR: Jaime Edwards
Gale Woods, Hennepin County Robert Axtmann Gordon Bailey Three Rivers Park District
St. John’s University, Stearns County Linda Liestman
Roger and Kay Strand St. John’s Abbey and University
Red Wing, Goodhue County Dag Knudsen Don Nelson The Nature Conservancy
Deerwood, Crow Wing County Hank Scheinost Ten Mile Lake Association Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation
2012 Duluth, St. Louis County Linda & Al Larson Craig & Honey Blacklock Minnesota DNR
Afton, Washington County Joan Meierotto Tim and Kathie Cullen Belwin Conservancy
Red Wing, Goodhue County Teresa Thews and Paul Scobie The Howe Family City of Red Wing
Little Falls, Morrison County Dave Jacobson
Lake Elmo, Washington County John Baird
Becker, Sherburne County Tom and Ann Beaver
Mike and Roxanne Schlasner
John Peck


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