2018 Red Cedar Watershed Conference


Thursday, March 8, 2018

8:30am - 4:15pm   Check-In at 7:30am

Hosted by the Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association at University of Wisconsin-Stout


Event Highlights

     • Farm, city and waterfront success stories - profitable land management for clean water

     • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers - runoff pollution

     • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event

     • Approved for CEUs:

          .6 from University of Wisconsin-Stout

           6 from WI Dept. of Natural Resources for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators (application pending)

 Join us to bring best practices and innovative ideas to the forefront. Discuss ways to restore and maintain a healthy water system in the Red Cedar Watershed.


      • Keynote: From the Red Cedar to the Gulf of Mexico - What is and Can be Done

                Rebecca Smith, Mississippi River Basin Project

                Director, The Nature Conservancy

       • Breakout Session: Conservation Pays Dividends

                John Sippl, District Conservationist, Dunn County Natural Resources Conservation Service

                Gary Seipel, Farmer

                Cris Eggen, Farmer

      • Breakout Session: Soil Health and Landscaping for the Homeowner

                Cheryl Clemens, Harmony Environmental



      • Keynote: Quality Matters: Groundwater in the Red Cedar River Basin

               Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist,

               Center for Watershed Science and Education, UW-Stevens Point

     • Breakout Session: Urban Storm Water Education and Outreach in the Area

       (What we are doing and what you can do)

               Randy Eide, Director of Public Works, City of Menomonie

               Dan Zerr, Natural Resource Educator, University of Wisconsin-Extension

     • Breakout Session: Managing Agricultural Lands in the Presence of Changing Weather Patterns

               Randy A. Lehr, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Management

               Co-director, Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Northland College, Ashland, WI



      • Keynote: We are all in this Together!

               Mary M. Kolar, District 1 Supervisor, Dane County Board of Supervisors

               Steve Rasmussen, District 4 Supervisor and Chair, Dunn County Board of Supervisors

     • Breakout Session: The Ribbon of Life

               John Haack, Regional Natural Resources Educator, UW-Extension (Retired)

     • Breakout Session: Boosting the Effectiveness of Local Networks to Protect in Partnership Our Legacy of Lakes

               Michael Engleson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Lakes

               Eric Olson, Director and Lake Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension Lakes


Save $15 with early bird registration rate through March 1, 2018. Use code EARLY at checkout.


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Stakeholders are invited to comment on DNR’s draft priority list from August 28 to October 5, 2018. The draft report of the 2018 – 2020 TSR priorities, which includes the list and topic descriptions, can be found HERE.

A public hearing will be held on September 21, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at 101 S. Webster St., Madison, in Room G27.

Questions or comments on the triennial standards review process should be directed to Marcia Willhite by calling (608) 267-7425, e-mailing, or mailing to Wisconsin DNR WT/3, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

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