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Minnesota Land Trust

Minnesota Land Trust, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

 2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651-647-9590




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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. Parking available on the south side of the building and on the street (metered).




Land Trust Accreditation Commission    Charities Review Council


Interest for Others  Guidestar Platinum


Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund


Local Conservation Heroes Honored

MinnesotaLandwehr, John Lindgren (MN-DNR Fisheries) receiving award from MLT's Kris Larson DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and his teenaged children snuck in a few hours of hunting during Minnesota's Youth Waterfowl Hunt before arriving in Duluth to accept the Minnesota Land Trust's Partner of the Year award at MLT's Treasured Places Celebration on Saturday. "Getting kids outdoors to learn about and appreciate the great outdoors is one of the best things we can do for the future of our natural resources" said Landwehr.  The award from the Land Trust was given to the MN-DNR for their long-term commitment to securing the recovery of the St. Louis River Estuary after decades of industrialization, pollution and degradation.

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Much more than a pretty face.

Recognize this? It's the overlook at the Thompson Rest Area, just outside of Duluth. You're looking at the St. Louis River, with Duluth Harbor just out of the picture to the left. Clough Island is in the center of the river, and the restoration work that we're doing in Radio Tower Bay is out of the picture and to the right.

It looks just gorgeous, especially on a clear summer's day. But look closely, and you may see signs of significant degradation resulting from years of industrial use.

Years ago, around the turn of the last century, the St. Louis River was home to dozens of sawmills. During World War II, a ship building facility at the base of Spirit Mountain produced over 200 vessels, averaging 10 a month. Other industrial activity on the river included a concrete

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