Treasured Places 2019

For 2019, Treasured Places traveled to Marine on Saint Croix in Washington County.
Craig Blacklock
Jeanne Kingston

Property host, Jeanne Kingston

We began the morning with a presentation by Kris Larson and then heard from Guest Speaker Craig Blacklock who showed highlights from his recent book St. Croix & Namekogon Rivers: The Enduring Gift.

We also presented awards to Gloria Lindberg, our 2019 Volunteer of the Year; Jeanne Kingston, our 2019 Landowner of the Year; and to Washington County, our 2019 Partner of the Year. This year we also honored Steve DeLapp, a longtime community member in Washington County and one of the founding members of the Land Trust.

Following the awards ceremony we ventured over to Jeanne Kingston’s, where she hosted a tour on her beautiful property that is protected forever through the Land Trust. Artist Megan Schmidt was onsite, painting a plein air landscape. Representatives from Landbridge Ecological also joined us to explain aspects of the restoration work that is happening on the land.

Scroll down to see more pictures of this spectacular day!

2019 Landowner of the Year Jean Kingston

2019 Landowner of the Year Jean Kingston (center) with Executive Director Kris Larson (left), and Director of Conservation Stewardship Sue Steinwall (right)

Gloria Lindberg, 2019 Volunteer of the Year

2019 John Peck Volunteer of the Year, Gloria Lindberg (center) with Kris Larson (left) and Stewardship Program Manager Andrew Moe (left)

2019 Partner of the Year: Washington County

2019 Partner of the Year was presented to Washington County. Starting from the left, representing the county was Sharon Price, Rick Hodsdon, Commissioner Stan Karwoski, and June Mathiowetz, with Kris Larson and Director of Land Protection Wayne Ostlie.

Kris Larson and Special Honoree Steve DeLapp

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