April 20, 2001
St. Croix Watershed Expo Set for UW-RF
By Jolene Bracy
UW-RF News Bureau
UW-River Falls will host the St. Croix River Watershed Stewardship Expo on Saturday, May 5, from 1-5 p.m., at the Karges Gymnasium on campus, to address environmental concerns about the St. Croix Valley.
The Expo, a joint effort of The Minnesota Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission and the Planning, Zoning and Parks Committee of St. Croix County, will feature presentations by William S. Cordura, professor of geology in the department of plant and earth science at UW-RF, and John E. Olson, environmental engineer for Ayres Associates.
The Expo is free and open to the public.
Cordura will speak on the geology of the St. Croix River Valley and Olson will address wastewater issues faced by Pierce and St. Croix Counties.
Environmental preservation is becoming a concern as rapid growth and development occur along the St. Croix Valley corridor. Some of the challenges that will have to be met involve ground and surface water, particularly the management of wastewater treatment and maintainance of quality drinking water.
Sixteen organizations that practice stewardship of the St. Croix watershed will provide informational materials. There will also be a live raptor exhibit and door prizes. Exhibitors are as follows:
YMCA Camp St. Croix
St. Croix Falls Historical Society
The Prairie Enthusiasts
Wild Mountain/Taylorıs Falls
The Wisconsin Farmland Conservancy
St. Croix River Association
Kiap-Tu-Wish Trout Unlimited
Kinnickinnic River Land Trust
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Friends of a Feather
St. Croix Basin Water Resources Team
St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation District
Washington County Historical Society
St. Croix Valley Regional Tourism Alliance, and
For additional information , contact Buck Malick at 715/386-9444.
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