Clean water protection

Along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights, TPL continues to secure key properties that compose the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area. Since 2003, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Friends of the Mississippi... Read more

In 2006, TPL helped conserve 670-acres in rapidly growing Chisago County. This site includes extensive mixed hardwood wetlands, three miles of undeveloped lakefront on Rush Lake, and the headwaters of Rush Creek, a tributary of the scenic St. Croix River... Read more

Within a half-hour's drive of St. Paul, the 475-acre site known as Vermillion Empire View offers a host of opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the largest undeveloped tracts remaining in central Dakota County, the site includes a stretch of the... Read more

Generations of Minnesotans spent childhood summers at Camp Ojiketa on the shores of Green Lake, a place where one can still see deer, owls, loons, wild turkeys, painted turtles, great blue herons, and beautiful sunsets. When its owner, Minnesota Council of... Read more

Nestled on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior, the village of Grand Marais has provided a unique and inspirational setting for recreation, the arts, and community gatherings for generations of residents and visitors. In 2001, The Trust for Public Land... Read more

The Trust for Public Land purchased a remote, backwoods watering hole known as the Chainsaw Sisters Saloon to secure a key access point to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness- a 1.3-million-acre maze of lakes, streams, forested islands, and more than... Read more

At 590 acres, this natural area along Cedar Creek and the Rum River—a state Wild and Scenic River—is one of the largest undeveloped landscapes in the Twin Cites metro region. TPL stepped in to acquire the land for a county natural area after negotiations... Read more

The forests, lakes and wild rivers of the upper Midwest have inspired some of America's great conservation writers. Minnesota's Sigurd Olson raised an eloquent voice for wilderness protection and helped draft the Wilderness Act of 1964. On the 40th... Read more

Nisswa Lake, part of the 13,000-acre Gull Lake Chain, is a popular fishing, boating, and swimming destination in the central part of the state. During the summer, the area's population nearly doubles with second-home owners and visitors from throughout the... Read more

Hyde Farm, on the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, has changed little from the early 1900s. The Hyde family bought the farm in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance... Read more

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