Summer 2014 Upcoming Events


September 11, 2014

2014 Clean Water Summit

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water: Costs & Benefits to our Communities

Minnesota Landscape Aroretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN
MacMillan Auditorium

In Minnesota, water is an important yet vulnerable resource we need to protect. Using green infrastructure to manage runoff in the urban landscape plays an important role in cleaning our water and provides multiple benefits to our communities. The 2014 Clean Water Summit will focus on the costs and benefits of green infrastructure, including the economic, social and ecological factors. Cost-benefit tools and design strategies will be explored, guiding participants towards more local partnerships, more implementation, and cleaner water in our communities.
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September 30 - October 2, 2014

Midwest - Great Lakes Society for Ecological Restoration Conference

Lawrence, KS

This conference will include a field trip on Tuesday, September 30th, followed by a day and a half of technical sessions with both oral and poster presentations on Wednesday and Thursday, October 1st and 2nd. The conference draws attendees from the Dakotas to Kentucky and Ohio to Arkansas, a region that has similar ground-water resource issues as Kansas but has some different aquifer systems and approaches to addressing the resource issues. This is a chance for the results of your project or research to be presented to and discussed with a broader collection of ground-water professionals. More Information here>>

October 20-22, 2014

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, MN

The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Expected audience includes: researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, university personnel, landscape and nursery professionals, agriculture and forestry employees, environmental specialists, lake association members, land owners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and anyone interested in managing the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest. More information here>>