A Detroit Lakes Summit

A Detroit Lakes Summit

A Detroit Lakes Summit Why are several hundred people driving from around the state of Minnesota to Detroit Lakes this Saturday?  To climb Mount Detroit?  Nope.  They have much more serious things to do. They gather in DL deeply concerned about the damage non-native plants and animals, aquatic invasive species, they are called, are inflicting … Read More »

Yes, we can!

Yes, we can!

Do you love your lake and want to protect it?  Listen to this day brightener. Gathering material for my book, For Love of Lakes, my wife and I visited 46 lakes to better understand the interaction between people and their lakes.  Some were crystal clear, where we could see bottom more than 20 feet down.  In … Read More »

What is a lake?

What is a lake?

Do you have a fondness for lakes, maybe even a love for them?  Are you curious about what’s below the waves?  Along the shore?  Are you concerned about lakes and their futures?  Congratulations!  You have come to the right place. My name is Darby Nelson, and like most people, I love our lakes.  I have … Read More »

Asian Carp: How Asian Carp devastate waterways and why it matters to you.

Asian Carp: How Asian Carp devastate waterways and why it matters to you.

Ever seen a 50 pound minnow?  An Asian carp?  Your chances of seeing them are getting better. “Asian Carp” is a generic term for four different carp species, all in the minnow family, that are working their way up the Mississippi River.  Several of these species pose a significant threat to the food webs of … Read More »

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