Join us for our next Board Meeting 2/12/2020 at the Country Inn!


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2/12/20

Board meeting

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

County Inn - River Falls

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2/12/20

Board meeting

 Our Board Meeting is open to the public and all interested individuals are invited to attend.  Cost: FREE

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

County Inn - River Falls

2/13/20

FERC Public Meeting on Re licensing

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

River Falls City Hall Training Room

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2/13/20

FERC Public Meeting on Re licensing

 This is a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) organized/facilitated meeting.   FERC representatives will be in River Falls. Cost: FREE

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

River Falls City Hall Training Room

2/24/2020

2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

JX Event Center, Stillwater, MN

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2/24/2020

2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium

 The Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS)  DAY 1

Click to register - Fees detailed on event website. 

We bring together regional stream restoration practitioners so they may share experiences and expertise with colleagues working within similar environmental and land-use conditions.  Attendees from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will hear about innovative restoration designs and approaches as well as have the opportunity to network with the region’s leading stream restoration practitioners.    The Symposium is single-track (no concurrent sessions) so that all attendees hear all presentation and discussions. Keynote speakers will open each day followed by oral and poster presentations. 

  •  Channel adjustments over 15 years following re-introduction of large wood to Whittlesey Creek – Ben Lee,
  •  Beaver dam impact to low flow hydrology in Northern Minnesota streams – Emma Burgeson, University of Minnesota Duluth 
  •  Measuring bank erosion in a large(-ish) Midwestern watershed: efficient methods and applications to sediment and nutrient budgeting – Pete Moore, Iowa State University 
  •  Comparison of microbial functional diversity associated with artificial wetlands in an urbanized river system – Phil Nicodemus, Urban Rivers 
  •  Integrating a sound/light deterrent and dam gate operations at Lock and Dam 8, Mississippi River to reduce upstream migration of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) – Jeff Whitty, University of Minnesota 
  •  "The Fargo Project" a stormwater basin retrofit – Stephanie DayNorth Dakota State University
  •  Invited Speaker: A LiDAR based approach for estimating channel forming discharge and hydraulic geometry relationships for the southern driftless area of the Midwest - Christopher HaringUS Army Corps of Engineers
  •  Renaturalization of concrete-lined urban river systems – Jonathan Kusa, Inter-Fluve, Inc. 
  •  History of managing a watershed to restore an urban trout stream in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area – Karen Kill, Brown's Creek Watershed District

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

JX Event Center, Stillwater, MN

2/25/2020

2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

JX Event Venue, Stillwater, MN

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2/25/2020

2020 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium

  The Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS)   DAY 2

 Click to register - Fees detailed on event website.  

  •  Invited Talk: Global perspectives in river and stream restoration, Matt Kondolf, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Professor of Environmental Planning, Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies program at the University of California Berkeley (USA) 
  •  Promoting successful stream restorations in the Upper Midwest – Gina Quiram, Minnesota DNR 
  •  Streamflow Response to climate over years to decades: Implications for habitat and channel stability – Jim Almendinger, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota 
  •  Applications of 2D modeling in stream restoration: when, why, and how to use it – Craig Taylor, LimnoTech 
  •  EnviroDIY open-source IoT technologies for cost-effective, real-time water monitoring, Anthony Aufdenkampe, LimnoTech 
  •  Minnesota guide to stream connectivity and aquatic organism passage through culverts – Nicole Bartelt, Minnesota Department of Transportation 
  •  Turbulence generated by simulated instream restoration structures offers fish swimming and energetic advantages at high flow velocities – Katherine Strailey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  •  The effects of dams on native fish communities – Amy Childers, Minnesota DNR 
  •  Large scale fish passage and river restoration on the Boardman River – Marty Melchior, Inter-Fluve, Inc
  •   Reconnecting fish habitat on the Sand Hill River – Michelle Larson, US Army Corps of Engi

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

JX Event Venue, Stillwater, MN

2/26/2020

Browns Creek Restoration Site Visit (part of 2020 UMSRS program)

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

JX Event Venue, Stillwater, MN

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2/26/2020

Browns Creek Restoration Site Visit (part of 2020 UMSRS program)

 Local Site Visit – Browns Creek Restoration Site Visit, led by the Browns Creek Watershed District and EOR. Learn more about Brown’s Creek here.  

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

JX Event Venue, Stillwater, MN

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