Fall 2022 Community News

Sarah Roth (WRC, Extension)presented June 2022 at the International Association of Society & Natural Resources, June 2022, about diverse urban water values and inclusive water policy. Roth is partnering with the Metropolitan Council on Phase 2 of the project, beginning fall of 2022.

Andy Erickson (WRS faculty, SAFL)  and John Gulliver (WRS faculty, CE) received funding for the project, Updating the 2009 Stormwater BMP Maintenance Resource Guide, from the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, July 2022 – June 2024.

John Gulliver (WRS faculty, CE) and Mei Cai received funding for the project Addressing the research needs for the sustainable application of Tire Derived Aggregate in stormwater infiltration/treatment, from the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, July 2022 – June 2025.

Pete Otterness joined OSTP as a septic workshop instructor August 29, 2022. Otterness was the Assistant Director of Property Services for Nicollet County. Otterness also managed local government programs for septic systems in Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties, and prior to that he worked at the Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories. 

Sarah Roth (WRC, Extension) presented June 2022 at the International Association of Society & Natural Resources, June 2022, about her research of diverse urban water values and inclusive water policy. Roth is partnering with the Metropolitan Council on Phase 2 of the project, beginning fall of 2022.

Amy Schrank (WRC, Sea Grant) received an LCCMR grant for the project Bugs Below Zero. The program aims to raise awareness about winter life in streams through community and K-12 science engagement in water research.