The 2018 Treasured Places event began with a short program and awards ceremony held in Alexandria, MN in Douglas County, which includes the Alexandria Moraine and Minnesota River Corridor Conservation Program Areas.
Volunteers, landowners, and partners are key to conservation success. At this year’s event, we honored:
- Chuck and Betty Selander, John Peck Volunteer of the Year
- Mike Niziolek, Landowner of the Year
- Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (USFWS), Partner of the Year
Following the presentation, Dave Jacobson hosted a prairie tour at his 160-acre Century Farm north of Sauk Centre.
2018 John Peck Volunteer of the Year
2018 John Peck Volunteer of the Year Award recipients Betty and Chuck Selander (center), with Minnesota Land Trust Executive Director, Kris Larson (left), and Conservation Stewardship Program Manager, Andrew Moe. View all John Peck Volunteer of the Year Award recipients.
2018 Landowner of the Year
2018 Landowner of the Year Award recipient Mike Niziolek (center), with Minnesota Land Trust Conservation Stewardship Director, Ann Thies, and Kris Larson. View all Landowner of the Year Award recipients.
2018 Partner of the Year
2018 Partner of the Year, Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service John Riens, Sheldon Myerchin, and Shawn Papon (center), with Kris Larson and Minnesota Land Trust Land Protection Director, Wayne Ostlie. View all Partner of the Year Award recipients.
Treasured Places 2018 Event Photo Album
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