Guests began the morning in Washington County, located in the Twin Cities Metro Conservation Program area, with a presentation by Kris Larson, followed by guest speaker, Craig Blacklock, who shared highlights from his recent award-winning book, St. Croix & Namekogon Rivers: The Enduring Gift.
Awards were presented to:
- Gloria Lindberg, John Peck Volunteer of the Year
- Jeanne Kingston, Landowner of the Year
- Washington County, Partner of the Year
Longtime Washington County community member and founding member of the Minnesota Land Trust, Steve DeLapp, was also honored during the ceremony.
Following the Treasured Places awards ceremony, Jeanne Kingston hosted a tour of her beautiful property that is protected forever through the Minnesota Land Trust.
Artist Megan Schmidt was onsite painting a plein air landscape and representatives from Landbridge Ecological were on hand to explain aspects of the restoration work taking place on the land.
2019 Landowner of the Year
Landowner of the Year, Jeanne Kingston (center), pictured with Minnesota Land Trust Executive Director, Kris Larson, and Director of Conservation Stewardship, Sue Steinwall.
2019 John Peck Volunteer of the Year
John Peck Volunteer of the Year, Gloria Lindberg (center) with Kris Larson and Minnesota Land Trust Stewardship Program Manager, Andrew Moe (left).
2019 Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year was presented to Washington County. From left, representing Washington county: Sharon Price, Rick Hodsdon, Commissioner Stan Karwoski, and June Mathiowetz, with Kris Larson and Minnesota Land Trust Director of Land Protection, Wayne Ostlie.
Treasured Places 2019 Event Photo Album
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