2017 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

at Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd N, St. Paul, MN 55104
5:30 PM  silent auction & cash bar
6:30 PM  dinner & program

Registration Closed

Photos from the Event

2017 Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker ~ Brian Peterson

Award-winning photojournalist Brian Peterson presents Minnesota State of Wonders, a photo project that captured the four seasons from the reawakening of life at Big Bog State Recreation Area in spring, to frozen waterfalls at Cascade River State Park in winter. It is a spectacular reminder of the stunning beauty preserved within Minnesota’s parks and trails.

Brian Peterson's photos from Minnesota State of Wonders

Reuel Harmon Awardee

Rep. Alice Hausman

Since her election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1989, Rep. Hausman has been a tireless champion for parks and trails. As chair of the Capital Investment Committee, she was lead author of the two largest investment packages that Minnesota’s state parks and trails had received in a generation. In 2008 her work secured $57 million worth of investments, including the establishment of Lake Vermilion State Park. Then, in 2014, despite facing stiff pressure to cut projects from a bonding bill, Rep. Hausman was resolute in securing $34 million for state parks and trails.

Award Hall of Fame
Rep. Alice Hausman received standing ovation at our 2016 Advocacy Day
2015 Annual Dinner table


Enjoy a seated dinner includes a garden salad with citrus-shallot vinaigrette, warm rolls and butter, fresh seasonal vegetable, coffee service, and sorbet dessert. Dinner choices:

  • CRISPY BREADED WALLEYE  – served with roasted red pepper sauce
  • PESTO GRILLED CHICKEN – rubbed with basil pesto and grilled, served with lemon basil cream
  • ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI – sautéed wild mushrooms and roasted shallot cream (vegetarian)

Silent Auction & Raffle

Our silent auction and raffle features items not to be missed, including

  • high quality outdoor gear from top producers
  • lodging from top rated resorts
  • unique experiences you’ll only see here.
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Silent Auction display

Photo Gallery of last year's annual dinner

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors for helping to support our work