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The public is welcome to our regular Social/Educational meetings 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Chapter House,
8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.Jay Gustafson is paddling all Minnesota's water trails
Jay Gustafson

Minnesota State Water Trails


Join Waterway Jay as he recaps the 2018 season of Paddle for Progress, a 2 year 4,300mi journey to raise awareness of the water quality crisis in Minnesota. Jay has solo canoed 30 of the 34 state water trails mapped by the Minnesota DNR and will discuss how his project began, what he has learned about our rivers, and the current state of water in Minnesota. Jay will share stories, photos, and ideas for how individuals and groups can become involved with the needed solutions to protect and preserve our water.


Although he was born and raised in South Dakota, Jay Gustafson has felt a connection to Minnesota since childhood. He fell in love with paddling on a trip to the Boundary Waters with his dad at age 12. Jay is a former IT Business Analyst with a passion for water in Minnesota. In 2016, Jay paddled the Mississippi River from source to sea and discovered the irresistible call of the river. In June 2017, Gustafson quit his job of 10 years to begin Paddle for Progress. After canoeing full time through October, 2018, Jay took a job with Northstar Canoes. He is very excited to turn his passion for water quality and canoeing into a full time career in paddle sports.




Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.
John Moriarty

The Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.


John Moriarty, a member of the Breckenridge Chapter, will be speaking on various natural areas and habitats across the Twin Cities and the plants and animals you can find in them. The program will highlight the photos and maps found in his new book, The Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.


John is senior manager of wildlife for the Three Rivers Park District where he works on restoring habitats, especially prairies, and a variety of wildlife. He has been a natural resources manager for the park systems of Ramsey and Hennepin counties and has been exploring the Twin City habitats for over 30 years.  He is active in local  and national natural history organizations and is author of five books on Minnesota natural history, including Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota (Minnesota, 2014) with Carol D. Hall.







Thank you to local photographer Marlene Sternberger who has given us permission to post some of her wildlife photographs. All ohif 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 p.m.



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W. J. Breckenridge Chapter, IWLA
8816 West River Road
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