MSRPO 2011 Annual Meeting Party

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Golden Valley VFW

4:00-6:00 p.m. Aquatic Invasive Species inspection/decontamination instruction
5:00 p.m.  Doors open for cocktails and silent auction
6:00 p.m. Appetizers served
7:00 p.m. Darby Nelson book release event for For Love of Lakes, a book reviewers are already calling the Sand County Almanc of water.
7:30 p.m. Raffle, Silent Auction and Business Meeting- Top Item Waikiki Time Share!


The 2011 MSRPO Annual Meeting will be a lot of fun, so mark your calendars and plan on attending.  You will also have a chance to get instruction by the DNR in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection, focusing  on the new AIS rules to stop the spread of AIS.

Participants will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to educate those entering  and leaving the lakes we love about AIS prevention and will be taught how they can protect our lakes from becoming infested.  They will be able to identify when a risky and/or illegal situation may be occurring and will be taught how to deal with those situations accordingly.

Training will include about an hour of "classroom"  time and then will move out to the parking lot for hands on training with an actual boat and state of the art portable decontamination station. The entire presention is expected to take less than 2 hours.  This is an incredible opportunity to get smart about AIS control on our lakes.

This opportunity is free.  Please call the office to let us know if you will be attending so we can enough materials on hand for everyone - 1-952-854-1317.

Then we PARTY!

This will be a fun night with free appetizers, door prizes, cash bar, and an opportunity to meet your newly elected MSRPO Board members and others, talk, visit, win some great prizes, and do a little MSRPO business.

  • Aquatic Invasive Species inspection and decontamination training by the Minnesota DNR
  • Delicious appetizers
  • Cash bar
  • Door prizes
  • Raffle
  • Silent auction
  • Guest speaker Darby Nelson

Darby Nelson

Darby Nelson, Professor Emeritus at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and aquatic ecologist, has served three terms as a Minnesota state legislator and is the former board president of Conservation Minnesota. Darby is a great advocate for lakes, and his new book, For Love of Lakes , is sure to be a must read fro anyone who spends time on our waters.

For Love of Lakes book cover

For Love of Lakes is an affectionate account documenting our species long relationship with lakes--their glacial origins, Thoreau and his environmental message, and the major perceptual shifts and advances in our understanding of lake ecology. This is a necessary and thoughtful book that addresses the stewardship void while providing understanding of our most treasured natural feature. An important and thoughtful book poised to be The Sand County Almanac of lakes.

Nelson's interplay of emotion and logic stimulates the reader to think--and that is a good thing. For Love of Lakes is poetic tot he end--a wonderful read for all who enjoy natural history.

John Magnuson,  Emeritus Professor of Zoology and Limnology,University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Golden Valley VFW
7775 Medicine Lake Road
Golden Valley,  MN  55427-3501

Please RSVP at 1-952-854-1317.
-AIS Instruction Only
-Party Only
-Both AIS Training and Party


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