We kicked off the morning with breakfast, presentations and awards at the Winona County History Center and heard a message from Kris Larson, Minnesota Land Trust Executive Director, about land protection, habitat restoration, and community engagement.
Later, we took a hayride to tour the property of Larry Gates. In 2016, Larry entered into an agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust to permanently protect 200 acres by placing a conservation easement on his property. A great time was had by all as we enjoyed the beauty of the Blufflands!
At this year’s event, we honored:
- Tom Hoffmann, John Peck Volunteer of the Year
- Jon and Lori Peterson family, Landowner of the Year
- Minnesota DNR and Jaime Edwards, Partner of the Year
Treasured Places 2017 Event Photo Album
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