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CLEAN WATER SUMMIT


No, you haven't missed it.  The planning committee is hard at work planning a summit for early 2018.  More to come later.


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AQUATIC INVADERS SUMMIT III: AN EXPLORATION OF LOCAL COLLABORATION, INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY

Date: Feb. 28 to March 1, 2018

Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6515 Earle Browne Dr., Minneapolis, MN
Time: 9 am - 5:30 pm (2/28) and 9 am - noon (3/1)
IN-PERSON SEMINAR Cost: $169 (before 2/10/18) / $189 (after 2/10); Student $75/$85
    Includes 2 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches (box lunch on day 2), cocktail reception, breaks
VIRTUAL SEMINAR Cost: $99 (before 1/14/2018) / $119 (after 1/14/2018) / $259 (group viewing)
Website: aissummit3.mnlakesandrivers.org


At the Aquatic Invaders Summit you will:
 - Learn about innovative and collaborative local Minnesota AIS Prevention Programs and how local units of government along with their county and state government partners are utilizing their County AIS Prevention Aid,
 - Explore new ways to use technology, including Smartphones, to fight AIS; educational programs for youth; and new approaches for behavior change in adopting AIS prevention practices,
 - Learn about the ecological and economic impacts of AIS,Learn about new treatment protocols to manage AIS infestations,
 - Meet businesses and service providers that can help you build better local programs,
and more!

This seminar is available virtually!  Their first ever VIRTUAL Summit is an online learning experience that provides professional education to those unable to attend in person.  Held on both days, Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2018, this virtual event will offer two days of sessions streamed to your computer. You may choose from two tracks in each Breakout Session. There is something for everyone!  The event will be held online so that virtual attendees can participate from anywhere they have access to a computer and the internet.


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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION: FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRIENT (PHOSPHORUS) CONTROL

Date: February 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $95 ($35 for students)
Registration: z.umn.edu/mnlakes2018

Are you curious on how lakes work? Do you want to find out what are common issues facing our lakes? Do you want to know how stormwater permitting is linked to our lakes?  Do you ever wonder how are we ever going to de-list our lakes? Then this workshop is for you!

Who should attend? Natural resource professionals, lake managers, lake association members and early career practitioners.

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MINNESOTA WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE 2017

Dates: October 2018
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre

The Minnesota Water Resources Conference presents innovative, practical, and applied water resource engineering solutions, management techniques, and current research about Minnesota’s water resources. The conference provides an opportunity to address: 1) lessons learned from the implementation of engineering projects, 2) best practices discovered in the design and application of water resource management techniques, 3) implications of water policy decisions, and 4) research into current and emerging issues.

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SOCIETY OF WETLAND SCIENTISTS  - WEBINARS


The SWS Webinar Committee is excited to announce that their free webinar recordings are now available on the SWS YouTube channel! Now, SWS supporters around the world can watch the webinars with subtitles in their native language.  

WATCH WEBINARS WITH SUBTITLES  

To view the webinars with subtitles, click the “CC” button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the video. You can change the language of the subtitles by clicking on the settings button in the bottom, right-hand corner and going to subtitles/CC > auto-translate > and choosing the language of your choice.
 


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - STREAM RESTORATION PROGRAM

NC State University offers a variety of erosion control, infiltration and stream restoration educational opportunities.  These include a series of professional development workshops on a series of stream restoration, invasive species control, stream assessment, modeling, aquatic taxonomy, rain garden certification, stormwater monitoring and many others.  Although on the east coast, a number of these courses sound very interesting.  Most are limited to about 32 students and include hands-on time with instructors.  Courses are in the Asheville and  Raleigh, North Carolina areas, with a few others scattered around in Illinois and others.

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/training_and_credit/workshops.php