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Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria

The Minnesota Land Trust is hosting its annual "Treasured Places" event to celebrate land conservation in Minnesota, and the event this year is coming to Alexandria.

Each year, the event travels around the state to highlight natural places in Minnesota. The Alexandria event will take place on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. It is free and open to the public but those looking to attend must register by Sept. 11 at www.mnland.org.

Attendees will learn about the importance of prairies and wetlands in the Land Trust conservation efforts from executive director Kris Larson and program manager Kristina Geiger. After the event, Dave Jacobson, a conservationist and retired school teacher, will host a tour on his 160-acre Century Farm near Sauk Centre where he has spent 26 years restoring prairie, oak savanna, wetlands and woodlands back to their natural state. Attendees are welcome to come for the program, land tour or both.

What: Minnesota Land Trust's Treasured Places

Where: Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308

When: Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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