Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum is intended to increase coordination between a multidisciplinary group of practitioners and decision-makers who are not consistently aware that related work is being done by others. 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.
Friday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Saint Paul (Science Museum of Minnesota: 120 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul 55102)
5th Annual Mississippi River Forum Workshop
Keynote address provided by Commissioner John Linc Stine, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Light breakfast provided. Free.
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Topics will include:
Have Minnesota's Rivers Become More Erosive?
Future Watershed Research Agenda for Minnesota
Certifying Sustainable Crop Production
Friday, June 21 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in St. Cloud (St. Cloud City Council Chambers: 400-2nd Street South, St. Cloud, 56301)
Local Resource Management Scorecard
We hear a lot about the Minnesota River's influence on the Mississippi's health, but are all 32 counties in the Minnesota River Basin the same in terms of their impacts? What is each of them doing to conserve soil and water resources? The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance has developed a Local Resource Management Scorecard to compare conservation efforts across all counties in the Minnesota River Basin. The Scorecard compares local ordinances, county-led efforts, and land use practices that could reduce the rate of sediment filling in Lake Pepin through strategic water storage and shoreland protection. Come learn about this new tool and see how you might use it in your efforts.
Rylee Main is Project Manager at the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance.
Did You Know?
Sixty percent of all grain exported from the United States is transported and shipped on the Mississippi River.