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4th Tuesday of each month at the Chapter House,
8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park.
For more information call 763-421-6781.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Darby & Geri Nelson - For Love of a River
Our Chapter has the distinction of having a very talented and extremely dedicated pair of members, Darby and Geri Nelson. Their new book For Love of a River: the Minnesota by Darby with assistance of his wife Geri, edited by John Hickman, is a book every Environmental Conservationist should read and possess.
If you have ever been on the Minnesota River or if you have never even heard of the Minnesota River, the book explains scientific principals in plain English of what is needed to clean up our rivers and lakes, not only in our State but nationwide.
The book illustrates problems and remedies, but also tells of evolution, early and modern history. Darby describes meeting with everyday people in the area from towns and cities, farmers, historians and fellow conservationists. He describes not only the river but its tributaries as well, starting in South Dakota on the “Little Minnesota River” and ending up a few miles down the Mississippi. Many of the lakes in several counties that make up the river basin watershed are described. Wildlife, fish, trees, and vegetation, both aquatic and terrestrial are described as they go and the surrounding streams and lakes as well. It is also a good description of geology at many areas along the way. The book is factual but in places brings emotion to the reader, as it surely must have done to the writer. The “trip” was done in segments, taking several years.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Peter Sorenson - Aquatic refuges: a necessary and new step to protect our waters and fish from man's abuses in 21st century