Three Rivers Progressives Forum

Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton, and Rogers


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Tuesday, April 23      6 p.m. Dinner       7 p.m. Program

Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove  

darby_nelsonDarby Nelson – Author of the book, For the Love of Lakes

The State of our Lakes, especially in the NW Metro



Darby Nelson has a PhD in aquatic ecology.  He taught at Anoka Ramsey Community College, and served 3 terms as a MN State legislator.


Nelson has received many awards including the Minnesota Post-Secondary Science Teacher of the Year; Faculty Excellence Award; Golden Chalk Award from students; as well as awards from the Sierra Club, The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Izaak Walton League.  He has served on The Nature Conservancy Board and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and is now on the boards of Conservation Minnesota and the Freshwater Society.  


For Love of Lakes is Darby Nelson’s first book.  He will donate royalties from the book to Conservation Minnesota. Darby will tell us the story of the journey he undertook to write For Love of Lakes, a journeywhich started at Dayton’s Diamond Lake.

RSVP: Please contact John Madrodt to let him know you’re coming so he can give Dehn’s the count and also for any questions you have: (763) 657-7701,