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Feb. 10 Outdoor Notes

Posted: February 8, 2013 - 9:43pm

■ Crosby’s Jenny Smith
wins conservation award

ST. PAUL — Jenny Smith, Cycle Path & Paddle in Crosby, was recently recognized with a conservation leadership award by The Trust for Public Lands.

Smith was recognized for her outstanding conservation leadership, including the protection of Mississippi River Northwoods, where she led efforts to organize around the need to invest inland protection for economic development reasons.

The awards recognize outstanding achievements in supporting the conservation of Minnesota special places from city parks to wilderness areas.

Smith was one of five winners honored during a ceremony Wednesday Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. The other conservation leadership award winners were Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook; Rep. Leon Lillie, DFL North St. Paul; St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter; and Peggy Booth, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Scientific and Natural Area program supervisor in St. Paul.

“The Trust for Public Land’s 2013 Conservation Leadership Award winners have been integral in supporting places for Minnesotans to enjoy — from cities to wilderness,” said Susan Schmidt, The Trust for Public Land’s Minnesota state director. “These are the places our families go to get outside and play, walk, fish, hunt, and enjoy nature.”

Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. Learn more at tpl.org.

■ Camp Ripley hunt profiled
in television series

CAMP RIPLEY — The “We Love it! Outdoors” television series sponsored by Mills Fleet Farm will feature Camp Ripley and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) deer hunt on their show at 5 p.m. Monday on the Fox Sports North (FSN) network.

“The Disabled American Veterans deer hunt is a highlight of our fall hunts and we were honored that Mills Fleet Farm and “We Love It! Outdoors” thought the program newsworthy enough to come out here and film it,” said Camp Ripley Post Commander Col. Scott St. Sauver in a news release.

Filmed in the fall of 2012, the show will demonstrate how disabled veterans and wounded warriors are still able to participate in one of their favorite activities — deer hunting.

“The DAV deer hunt is a yearly highlight for many of our disabled warriors,” said Camp Ripley spokesperson Maj. John Donovan. “It is an honor to give back to those who have sacrificed and given so much to our country”, he added.

Hosted by noted outdoor personality WalleyeDan Eigen, “We Love It! Outdoors” features a blend of how-to and human interest programming with broad audience appeal. The series airs throughout the Upper Midwest on a variety of cable networks and local broadcast stations. Locally, the show is carried by the FSN network.