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Saint Paul, MN 55114

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Celebrating 25 years of conservation at the intersection of art and nature!

Minnesota Made is our annual event to raise money for permanent land conservation and restoration all over our great state of Minnesota!

Money raised on May 4 will go immediately into projects that protect and restore Minnesota’s most vital natural lands. These projects permanently improve wildlife habitat, water quality, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come.


Children's Theatre
2400 3rd Ave South 

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Event Details

Tickets are $100 ($75 is tax deductible).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mingle Time, Silent Auction & Raffle  6–7:30 pm
Program and Live Auction  7:45 pm
Stay and Enjoy Dessert & Conversation  8:30 pm

We call this event "Minnesota Made" because all of our work is done in the state of Minnesota—from the western prairies to North Shore of Lake Superior, from the metro area to southeastern Minnesota trout streams.

"Minnesota Made" also fits because we work with wonderful local resources to bring you an abundance of fabulous food and adult beverages.

You'll be treated to wonderful nummies from Be'Wiched Catering, fine wines from Alexis Bailley Vineyards, Minnesota- themed spirits from Vikre Distilleries, refreshing quaffs from Summit Brewing an non-alcohol options as well.

Each of these fine companies donate their products in whole or in part to raise even more money for Minnesota land conservation (cheers to them)!



An auction you look forward to? Really??

Repeat attendees often say they're looking forward to our silent and live auctions.

It's because volunteers and board members work all year long to seek out the most interesting and unique auction items that evoke the best places, artwork, and experiences that Minnesota has to offer.

This year is especially tantalizing because we've gathered a museum-worthy collection of works by Minnesota artists: original paintings and art prints; sculpture and fiber art; photography and ceramics, jewelry and more.

Here's a tiny peek into some of what you'll be able to bid on, with 100% of the proceeds going to permanent land conservation and restoration right here in Minnesota.

A one-of-a-kind piece from nationally recognized fiber artist Mary Giles. This piece is made from porcupine quills, offering a study of contrast and texture. 

Stunning 18k gold earrings called "Hops," by Minneapolis designer Judith Kingman.

A sublime art print from watercolor artist Bob White, who lives, works and fly fishes in Marine on St. Croix.

Here's a sampling of additional items we'll have in our auction this year:

  • An exclusive boat tour of Burntside Lake and a personally guided walking tour of Sigurd Olson's cabin and surrounding lands that are permanently protected with a conservation easement held by the Minnesota Land Trust. You'll enjoy a delightful luncheon and an optional visit to Sig's writing shack. Priceless!


Are you an adventurous spirit? Check these out:

This executive ocean-side course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.One week's stay at the gorgeous Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort next January 2–9, 2017. With incredible ocean views and amenities, and on on-site Nicklaus-designed golf course, you can check this spot off your bucket list, get a great tan and support the Land Trust all at once!

This full-service Cabo San Lucas luxury resort offers superior amenities and personalized service to meet your needs any time of day. You'll enjoy unlimited access to a private beach, stunning swimming pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, and an award-winning spa.


7 nights, condo sleeps 6. Flexible four-season scheduling fits your travel plans.One week's stay (very flexible scheduling) at Whitefish Montana's Big Mountain Resort, with ski-out-your-door convenience! This is a great opportunity to check out Montana's exceptional mountain ski trails, in a Glacier National Park-like setting that's close to airport and Amtrak travel options.

This seven-night stay is a great way to jump-start your getaway, with very flexible scheduling that can be arranged just about any time of the year.



We don't have a shot of Carl's boat, but this one is very similar.One day guided drift boat fishing adventure on the St. Louis River near Cloquet. Guided by Minnesota Land Trust landowner and professional fishing guide Carl Haensel, you'll be treated to wonderful day on the river.

You'll be fishing for bass & pike, with all equipment, instruction and lunch included. It's geared towards any skill level—anyone would love the experience of a fishing excursion that feels very wild and remote, but is located so close the Twin Cities.



 Your private 'cabin' is a rehabilitated granary. Sleeps 4; your hot tub view is unforgettable!Savvy bidders will be all over this weekend at one of our landowner's Bed and Make Your Own Damn Breakfast in SE Minnesota, complete with a daylong flyfishing outing geared to your interests and abilities. You'll have your choice of traditional fly fishing or float boat, with all the gear and instruction (or none!) included. It's up to you.

The Root River bike trail, Lanesboro, Winona and the Great River Shakespeare Festival are all nearby. The cabin features two semi-private bedrooms, modern bath and small kitchen, sitting area, and a deck with views of the stunning bluffs of Houston County!



Make it a three day weekend with you and another couple in beautiful Bayfield. This charming cottage becomes your jumping off spot for a wonderful long weekend getaway in Bayfield!

There’s so much to do (unless you just want to relax—that’s ok too!)

You can bike the hilly orchards or make it a flat lander trip when you ferry over to Madeline Island.

Perhaps you'd like to rent a kayak and explore the sea caves and the Apostle Islands.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Because of these wonderful sponsors, your support will go directly into land protection and restoration right here in Minnesota:

And also:

The Cornerstone Group, Dougherty & Co., Marathon Foods, Veit, Xcel Energy, Stantec Inc.


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