Minnesota Heroes

As part of The Nature Conservancy’s 50-year history in Minnesota, we are highlighting a few of the visionary citizens and businesses without whom our work would be impossible. We are grateful to each and every one of our supporters for their dedication, generosity and trust.

Wallace C. Dayton

In his quiet way, Wally Dayton had a profound effect on the Conservancy and on conservation of our natural world.

Norma Olson

Norma Olson and her family have ensured that the land they love can endure for generations to come.

Katharine Ordway

Katharine Ordway’s vision, generosity and legacy live on in the prairies of Minnesota and South Dakota, the forests of Connecticut and Hawaii and the wetlands of Virginia and Oregon.


For the past 25 years, 3M has been a strong supporter of the Conservancy’s work in Minnesota and beyond its borders.

Peter Welles

As an active volunteer leader for The Nature Conservancy for more than 10 years, Peter Welles been a strong leader and supporter of the Conservancy at all levels.

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