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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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MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS
   - NEW GROUP!


Topic: Endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee ~
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017; 4PM-7PM

Location: Seminar Room 105, Cargill Building, U o f MN - St. Paul Campus,
1500 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul
Website: www.facebook.com/minnesotaaep/

November Seminar & Networking Happy Hour for Members & Non-members

SCHEDULE:
   4:00-4:30pm Networking
   4:30-5:30pm Seminar
   5:30-7:00pm Networking Happy Hour @ Urban Growler (2325 Endicott Street, St Paul)

PRESENTERS:
• Elaine Evans, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota
Elaine Evans is a University of Minnesota Extension Educator working on pollinator education
and research relating to bee conservation. Her current work focuses on determining the status of
bees in Minnesota, monitoring threatened populations of the rusty-patched bumble bee, and
enacting conservation of pollinators through education, outreach, and citizen-science.
• Tamara Smith, Endangered Species Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tam Smith is a biologist with the Endangered Species Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service based at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Field Office in Bloomington, MN. Tam was one of
the primary authors of the federal listing of rusty patched bumble bee and is coordinating the
national recovery of that species as well as other federally listed species.

PARKING NEAR SEMINAR:
• Gortner Avenue Parking Ramp, 1395 Gortner Avenue
• Lot S106, 1994 Upper Buford Circle
• Lot S104, 1854 Buford Avenue
• Nearby meters

Contact for more information on MNAEP or with questions on the November event: minnesotaaep@gmail.com


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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY - MIDS CALCULATOR TRAINING

Dates: Tuesday, December 5 or Thursday, December 7, 2017

Times: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

The MPCA will be hosting two MIDS (Minimal Impact Design Standards) calculator training sessions. These trainings are designed for people who are familiar with the calculator but are not “experts” on use of the calculator.

If you get registered for a training and have not used the calculator you should review either the videos at the first two links below or the video at the third link.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Hw4Ci8PD8&feature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQJh0zKkjqs&feature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aExx7ZWXuqI  

This will be a hands on training. There will be some discussion and time for questions, but the focus of the training will be to have you solve site problems. MPCA staff will be available to assist during the training.

A draft agenda is shown below, but we can adjust this based on class desires.
- Simple kick-off example
- Nuts and bolts of how the calculator works and where the numbers are coming from – we’ll look at the Excel spreadsheet to see how it functions
- Exercise for site where it is easy to meet the performance goal
- Some ins, outs, tricks, and don'ts about the calculator – class discussion
- Exercise for site where performance goal is difficult to meet, or user bring in their own project  

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE TRAINING FOR 12 INDIVIDUALS PER CLASS. Participants will be selected on a first come-first serve basis. If there is a high demand we will schedule more trainings.  

If you would like to attend the  training, please respond to Anne Gelbmann at anne.gelbmann@state.mn.us and indicate which date you are available. 

They apologize in advance for the limited seating for this training.

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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 

 
   
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