Thursday, June 11, 2009

One day, dozens of people, pounds and pounds of progress

I had two work-related road trips scheduled for this week, so I could not participate. But it was so cool to again see headlines about the annual Mississippi River paddleboat clean-up event sponsored by the DNR! Paul Nordell and his team consistently bring a bounty of volunteers together for this event, and get an impressive amount accomplished in a single day.

If you haven’t seen the story yet, enjoy it here as it appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. By the way... one of the comments a Strib reader had on the story was that the writer should have included information about how others can get involved. Let me offer one suggestion: Visit the Adopt-a-River web site! It offers some easy and enjoyable guidance.

Paul was a key figure in getting me interested in river conservation way back in 1993 and 1994. As passionate as he is about protecting natural resources, it does not surprise me that he continues to inspire countless others.

© 2009 Mike D. Anderson, St. Michael, MN. All rights reserved.

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