Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Gov. Dayton proclaims Aug. 31 Public Lands Day in Minnesota


In recognition of public lands as a resource belonging to all Minnesotans, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 31, Public Lands Day.

Media are invited to a State Fair event where Department of Natural Resources’ partners and DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr will touch on the benefits of public lands and the Labor Day opportunity to get out and enjoy them.

The winners of the DNR social media public lands photo contest will be announced and the photos will be displayed.


Tom Landwehr, DNR commissioner

Anthony Hauk, Pheasants Forever

Susan Schmidt, Trust for Public Lands

Matt Lee, social media director for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers


Noon, Friday, Aug. 31.


DNR Volunteer Outdoor Stage, Minnesota State Fair DNR building at the corner of Carnes Avenue and Nelson Street.


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Visitors can learn more about Minnesota’s public lands and their management by visiting the interactive displays in the DNR building.

DNR Media Advisory:
Contact: Chris Niskanen, chief communications officer, 651-259-5023; Steve Carroll, media unit supervisor, 612-390-0687.

Website: mndnr.gov | Email us: info.dnr@state.mn.us | Call 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367



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