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Minnesota Land Trust

 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Telephone: (651) 647-9590


Located on the Green Line, across the street from Raymond Station

On bus routes 16, 21, 63 and 67

Nice Ride location across the street, available seasonally

Street parking at metered spots


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A Huge Thank You for a Huge Night!

What a night indeed! Our 5th Annual Minnesota Made fundraiser was a smashing success, thanks to the wonderful guests who opened their hearts and checkbooks to a long range vision of land protection and restoration in Minnesota.

Truly an investment of great proportions, the evening generated over $165,000 for permanent conservation in Minnesota's forests, prairies, wetlands and blufflands. 

These funds will be used to leverage even greater dollars available from the Outdoor Heritage Fund and other funding sources, which is necessary in order to complete land protection and restoration at significant scale.

During the evening we celebrated our 500th conservation project, a landmark achievement that is only possible because of the support of all of our members statewide.

We extend our thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful Minnesota Made evening. In addition to the generous sponsors listed below, we also want to thank Glen Fladeboe for leading our auction, to Be'Wiched Deli for providing excellent food, Alexis Bailly Vineyards for five years of providing delicious Minnesota Made wines, to Vikre Distillery for pouring the best samples ever, and to Martha Greiner who was the mastermind behind many of our clever silent auction items.

We would also like to thank fabulous Duluth artist and DeWitt-Seitz Building neighbor Rick Allen ( for providing the beautiful glicee image of the Great Tall Blue Heron that has become the identity of the "Minnesota Made" event.

Mostly we'd like to offer our humble appreciation to the guests who support our work and inspire the staff and board of directors to work even harder to facilitate excellent land conservation in the coming year.

In addition, we thank:

Cornerstone Group, Dougherty & Company LLC, Marathon Foods, Veit Inc., Xcel Energy and Stantec.


Minnesota Made - A fun evening with YOU helps US get serious work done!

You're invited to join us for a fun-filled evening to raise money for permanent land conservation all over our great state of Minnesota!

Interested? Maybe you'd like a few more details about how your money supports the work of the Minnesota Land Trust.

Here are just a couple of the more than 500 conservation easements that we now manage:

  • Large sections of Grand Marais Harbor are conserved forever by the Minnesota Land Trust. Our largest project is over 2,000 acres near Red Wing, conserving miles of shoreline on the Mississippi and its backwaters. Migratory and nesting birds like ducks, warblers and osprey find great habitat there.
  • You've probably stood on our conservation easement on Grand Marais Harbor and not even known it. The quaint harbor of today (which looks a lot like it did 50 years ago) will remain pretty much the same for generations to come.
  • Another project that you may very well appreciate without even knowing it's there is on Highway 61 along the North Shore. The Superior Hiking Trail bisects one of our special North Shore conservation easements. As you're driving near the tunnels, you're seeing trees and not a housing development. But more importantly this conservation easement is protecting old growth forest, a trout stream and fragile plant life, as well as unfragmented wildlife habitat.
  • Another hidden gem: as you motor along Highway 35 near Barnum, look across Bear Lake and - again! - you'll see a lot of trees instead of docks and cabins. That's because several hundred acres of land, planted over the years by the tireless landowner with red and white pine, is protected forever. Big Louis overlooks the Bear Lake project near Barnum on Hwy 35.Bear, wolf, deer and all sorts of smaller game make their homes in these woods.

Are you sensing a trend? Some of you might wonder why you've never heard of the Minnesota Land Trust. Yet we've been working hard (and quietly) for nearly 25 years to protect and restore Minnesota's most vital places.

This is a small fragment of our work—we've protected 48,000 acres of land, and over a million feet of shoreline. Your support helps us do more.

Reserve your spot at Minnesota today! We look forward to seeing you there!