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Protecting St. Croix Workshop Set


MARCH 17, 2005--The 6th annual "Protecting the St. Croix: Reducing and Managing Nutrients and Sediments" workshop will be held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on April 14.

The workshop features a number of sessions to educate local officials and citizens on the impact of nutrient and sediment loading in the St. Croix River basin and the current tools and techniques used to achieve nutrient reduction. Speakers from industry and government regulatory agencies will provide an overview of research, sediment reduction programs and success stories. UW-RF faculty and students will also present related exhibits, posters and handouts.

Steve Morse, former Minnesota state senator and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deputy commissioner, will serve as a keynote speaker for the day-long workshop. His speech is titled "Green Lands, Blue Waters Project—Toward a New Generation of Agricultural Systems."

In addition, Sheryl Corrigan, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Bill Smith, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin DNR, will present "Minnesota and Wisconsin in St. Croix River Basin Leadership and Partnership."

The program is appropriate for commercial, industrial and agricultural operators, local government officials, permittees, public works supervisors, land and water conservation staff, wastewater treatment owners and operators, lake organizations, watershed planners and anyone interested in protecting water resources.

Pre-registration is required for the workshop and is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The $40 cost of the workshop covers the workshop registration, continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.

To register or for more information on the workshop please contact UW-Extension agent John Haack at john.haack@ces.uwex.edu.

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