Darby Nelson

October/November Minnesota Waters Community Calendar

October/November Minnesota Waters Community Calendar

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

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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: An Invasive Species Story

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: An Invasive Species Story

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? Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions: Dealing with AIS

Decisions, Decisions: Dealing with AIS

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

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Get to Know Your Lake: Meet the Duckweed

Get to Know Your Lake: Meet the Duckweed

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

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Spring 2012: Darby Nelson

Spring 2012: Darby Nelson

Darby Nelson taught biology and environmental science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College for 35 years and served three terms as a Minnesota state legislator. He has now written For Love of Lakes, which has recently been nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Darby and his wide Geri have decided to donate all of the proceeds from the sale of the book to Conservation Minnesota. Continue reading

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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

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MinnPost: Darby Nelson: A modern-day Thoreau

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

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A Conservation Classic

A Conservation Classic

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

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