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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).




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Interest for Others  Guidestar Platinum


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

Great art picks up where nature ends. - Marc Chagall


bowlGlynnis LessingChildren’s Theatre
2400 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Event Details

Tickets are $100 ($75 is tax deductible).
Pre-registration is closed, but you may still purchase tickets at the door.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mingle Time with a light ‘walking dinner’ & Silent Auction    6–7:30 pm
Program and Live Auction  7:45 pm
Stay and Enjoy Dessert & Conversation 8:30 pm

Unable to attend, but would still like to show your support?
You can make a donation here.

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 17 will go immediately into projects that protect and restore Minnesota’s most vital natural lands.

We call this event “Minnesota Made” because all of the Land Trust’s conservation 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, refreshing quaffs from Summit Brewing and 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??

FrasierFrasier: Matt Swenson/DjonkRepeat attendees often say they’re looking forward to our silent and live auctions because we work all year long to seek out the most interesting and unique 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 MinnesotapaintingOwen Brown artists: original paintings and art prints; sculpture and fiber art; photography and ceramics, jewelry and more. Learn more here.

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.

Quill bowlQuill Bowl: Mary GilesA 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 Kinghorm.earringsHops: Judith Kinghorn

An oil painting by Owen Brown, inspired by poetry and and an original eye for Minnesota’s natural gifts, which will be offered by sealed bid.

Would you like a full preview of all the artwork? Click here to learn more about the artists and the full catalog of Minnesota Made pieces available for auction.


Meanwhile, to satisfy your adventurous spirit, check out these auction items:

Listening Point shackListening Point is protected forever by the MN Land TrustThis entirely unique opportunity gives you an insiders tour to Sigurd Olson’s Listening Point, where he was inspired to write his iconic works. Tour the cabin, inside and out, and walk out the to the point for your own inspirational experience.

You can even tour Sig’s writing shack, with the typewriter sitting exactly where he left it. We’ll take a short boat tour of Burntside Lake, and finish up with a hearty wine and cheese finale.


cabinYour 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.


cottageThis great cottage will be the scene of a relaxing getaway!This charming cottage becomes your jumping off spot for a wonderful long weekend getaway in Bayfield that includes personalized nature tour by our friends at the Bayfield Regional Conservancy!

There’s so much to do (unless you just want to relax—that’s ok too!) You can bike the hilly orchards or the flatter terrain of nearby 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, Stantec Inc.

With additional thanks to:
Landmark Environmental, Sunrise Banks, Veit USA, Xcel Energy