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2016 St. Croix Summit scheduled at UW-River Falls

March 11, 2016

Hosted by the St. Croix Basin Team and the St. Croix River Association, the 2016 St. Croix Summit will take place at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on March 22-23. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will show 10 short films focused on environmental issues and the outdoors in conjunction with the summit on the evening of March 22.

This year’s theme is Resiliency in Action: Communities and Resources. Speakers will share their expertise and insight on everything St. Croix from K-12 education to phosphorus reduction strategies, from growth development planning to invasive species management.

A community engagement workshop, “Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: A Candid Discussion about Sediment Issues and Research within the Lake George and Lake Louise Impoundments along the Kinnickinnic River,” will include a presentation of the Kinnickinnic watershed’s current research findings and small and large group discussions about the research methodology and relevance as well as the direction of future research. The workshop will be led by UWRF students in the Community Decision Making and Collaboration class.

The summit is open to the public and to UWRF students. Registration is $75 for March 22, $60 for March 23 and $120 for both days. UWRF students may apply for a scholarship to attend one or both days by emailing Monica Zachay at monicaz@scramail.com or calling 715-483-3300.