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:
- 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. 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. 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!