Walter J. Breckenridge
Izaak Walton League of America
The public is welcome to
our regular Social/Educational
meetings 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the
For more information call
February 27, 2018
Denis R. Hahn, Associate Superintendent of Outdoor Education and Facility Services for Three Rivers Park District, will provide a brief overview of Three Rivers Park Districtís outdoor/environmental education efforts throughout the Districtís park system and staff initiatives to bring outdoor education to new and underrepresented populations within the metro area. He will also focus on Eastman Nature Center, the newest of education buildings and its programs, as well as the latest plans for West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park in Brooklyn Park.
Following the completion of college degrees in teaching and the biological sciences, Denis has engaged in a rich and fulfilling 41-year career in the field of outdoor education. His work history includes 2 years as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Samoa, 15 years as an outdoor educator immersed in presenting programs and natural and cultural history, as well as agricultural education at private and public outdoor education centers, and 24 years in outdoor education management and administration. He currently directs the operations of Three Rivers Park Districtís nine outdoor education program centers encompassing environmental, sustainable agriculture, residential education, cultural history, outdoor recreation skills and nature-inspired art educational programming.
March 27, 2018
Kevin Proescholdt, Conservation Director of Wilderness Watch, national non-profit wilderness conservation organization, will speak on concerns with our nationís public lands, especially within our National Wilderness Preservation system. Many people think that once Congress designates an area as Wilderness the area is protected forever. But wilderness areas like the Boundary Waters require continual vigilance by conservationists to ensure their protection and proper stewardship. Wilderness Watch is the only national conservation organization focused solely on this role of fighting to protect the 110-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System and the individual areas like the BWCAW that make the wilderness system.
Kevin, a member of the Breckenridge Chapter, was Wilderness and Public Lands Director for the IWLA for 8 years and Executive Director of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for 16 years. A former guide in the BWCAW, Kevin worked to help pass the 1978 BWCA Wilderness Act through Congress, and was the lead author of Troubled Waters: the Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the book that described that effort.
June, July & August meetings are held jointly with the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.
Thank you to local photographer Marlene Sternberger who has given us permission to post some of her wildlife photographs. All of them were taken in the Coon Rapids Dam area in Brooklyn Park.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Chapter House, 8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN (three miles north of the junction of Highway 252 and Interstate 694). Telephone: 763-561-5364.
Social/Educational Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They are free of charge and the public is cordially invited to attend. Members of the Minneapolis Audubon Chapter join us for our summer meetings and programs are planned jointly.
Board of Directors meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7