In recognition of significant land protection work already completed and with more expected to be completed, the Minnesota Land Trust honored the conservation efforts of the following area residents and organizations:
• Merrifield resident Hank Scheinost, Volunteer of the Year.
• Ten Mile Lake Association, Landowner of the Year.
• Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, Partner of the Year.
The Minnesota Land Trust’s mission is to permanently protect Minnesota’s natural and scenic heritage through public and private partnerships.