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Tribune file photo Dick Clayton leads a class on snowshoeing at Sibley State Park in this Tribune file photo. He’s introduced thousands of people to outdoor activities at Sibley State Park, with snowshoeing, maple syrup collecting and bird watching among some of the more popular.

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For more than a generation, Dick Clayton has defined for us what a park naturalist should be.

Soon, it will be someone else’s turn.


Dick Clayton, a naturalist for 35 years, has announced his plans to retire from Sibley State Park on Dec. 3.

“I don’t know how you can sum it up in words,’’ said Jack Nelson, manager of Sibley State Park. “He really is a legacy.’’

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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