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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

Ruurd SchooldermanRuurd Schoolderman has a long career in sustainable development. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and Organizational Management from the College of St. Scholastica. Over the past 8 years he has been working in the Caribbean advising island governments and public agencies on sustainable development. He has worked on sustainable energy, climate change and marine protection. He loves to travel, and in particular enjoys the insider perspective he gets when he is assisting island communities solving problems. Now that his kids are older he loves trying to get them to join him on some more challenging outdoor trips. For example canoeing in the Boundary Waters Wilderness, backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, winter camping and bike-packing. The trick is to be flexible with your itinerary, keep it light and simple to keep it fun (and make sure you bring enough smores). When he can't convince his kids to go on an adventure you will likely find him out on the trail running or mountain biking, getting ready for a trail race, marathon or triathlon. He can also tell you all about mountain bike and running options in Costa Rica if that is your thing.

Ruurd can be reached at 218-336-2031 or