Mississippi River Forum

The Mississippi River Forum seeks to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of water resources practitioners and decision-makers. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the quality of the river.
Upcoming Events

"No Such Thing as Waste Water: St. Cloud's Innovations in Resource Recovery"
Friday, April 24 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. (St. Cloud) -AND-
Friday, June 19 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. (Minneapolis)
Shane Lund and Emma Larson, City of St. Cloud
Light breakfast provided. Free. RSVP to lark_weller@nps.gov

You may know that the world's supply of phosphorus--an essential element of agricultural fertilizers--is reaching its limit. You may also know that our communities' wastewater treatment facilities have made great strides recently in reducing phosphorus concentrations in their effluent. But did you know that the City of St. Cloud completed a pilot study to show that phosphorus fertilizer can be harvested from waste water? This study could enhance an already successful biosolids management program by creating additional uses for recycled waste. Come learn how the program has gone, and how the City of St. Cloud is leading the way with innovative resource recovery efforts.

Shane Lund is the Water Quality Coordinator, and Emma Larson is an Environmental Specialist, with the City of St. Cloud.

LOCATIONS:
St. Cloud: St. Cloud City Council Chambers (400-2nd Street South, St. Cloud, 56301)
Minneapolis: McKnight Foundation (710-2nd Street South, Suite 400, Minneapolis, 55401)

TO JOIN THE APRIL 24 MEETING VIA WEBINAR OR CALL-IN:
-Go to www.webex.com (or dial 415-655-0001)
-Click "Join," enter meeting number 197 729 792


REGISTER NOW FOR THE 7th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORUM WORKSHOP!
Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

Keynote address will be provided by Bill Stowe,
CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works

Topics will include:
The Return of the River Otters
Minnesota's Buffer Initiative: An Up-to-Date Look at the Proposed Legislation

Detailed agenda will be posted shortly.
To RSVP, contact Lark Weller at 651-293-8442 or lark_weller@nps.gov
The Mississippi River Forum is made possible by the generous support of the Mississippi River Fund and the McKnight Foundation.

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