In Minnesota, our supporters have helped

preserve 99,773 acres of open space

create a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of 165,151 people

complete 168 projects and are actively supporting 111 ongoing projects

Explore our work in Minnesota

Featured Projects


What does a community organizer do?
In the days and weeks to come, we’ll be sharing stories of the power of communities to overcome adversity—and of how your steadfast support is empowering us to keep working for a future where everyone has access to the outdoors.
The simple power of listening to nature
In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, life moves only as fast as you can paddle your boat. Across 17,000 square miles of northern Minnesota, you won’t find a store, a cell phone tower, or even a road—just a vast maze of lakes and forests, a wild wonderland that draws millions of paddlers every year.
Over 200 Acres Permanently Protected along the Cannon River in Red Wing
In 2020, The Trust for Public Land permanently protected 214 acres of land along the Cannon River and the Cannon Valley Trail in Red Wing, Minnesota. 205 acres were conveyed to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to be an addition to the Cannon River Turtle Preserve Scientific and Natural Area (SNA).

Our work is supported in part by the following partners:

Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment

Minnesota Environmental Fund

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Local offices

St. Paul
2610 University Avenue, Suite 300 | St. Paul, Minnesota  55114
Phone: (651) 917-2240 | Email Address: [email protected]
State Director, Minnesota,
Michigan and Wisconsin
Susan Schmidt

2021 Year In Review

Minnesota Advisory Board

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