Cleaning up our precious rivers, lakes and streams will require big, broad goals.
Welcome to the October/November MN Waters Community Calendar! This feature is intended to help associations and partners spread the word about events across the state. Sharing information and opportunities to learn and volunteer can help us all protect Minnesota’s lakes … Continue reading
Most of our aquatic invasive species did not originate in Canada or the U.S. They came from Europe, Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
So, how did they get here?
The Star Tribune published a thoughtful opinion piece September 10, 2012, written by Steve Gunther, President of the Lake Minnewasta Preservation Association. His article was titled, “Coming Attractions in Aquatic Invasive Species.” He makes two important points. Nasty aquatic invaders … Continue reading
Meet the Duckweed A variety of organisms can produce a green surface on a lake or pond this time of year. Blue-green algae can form a scum-like presence (remember from my previous blog post that blue-green algae can come in … Continue reading
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library: Aquatic Biologist Darby Nelson Explores Minnesotans’ Fixation and Relationship with Lakes
Outlet: The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library By: Ann McKinnon Published: March 13, 2012 Darby Nelson weaves a tapestry of history, science, emotion, and poetry for all who love lakes or enjoy nature writing. The book is an … Continue reading
Outlet: MinnPost By: Don Shelby Published: February 21, 2012 It may come as no surprise to regular readers of this column that I am a fan of Henry David Thoreau. I have read all of his works and possess a … Continue reading
America has an astounding environmental literature. From Henry David Thoreau through John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson and Minnesota’s Sigurd Olson, magnificent authors have changed the way we view the natural world and our relationship to it. Move over, Mr. … Continue reading