Learn, share, and network with local water leaders Nov. 7

Members of lake, river and stream groups are invited to learn and share ideas at the Metro Summit for Lake and River Groups on Wednesday, November 7 in Hopkins.

Participants will learn about a variety of issues they can address with their local group. Representatives from three local governments will talk about their efforts in battling aquatic invasive species (AIS). The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss its renewed effort on addressing outdated shoreline rules. Alex Gehrig of the Freshwater Society will present ideas on how to engage your membership and participants will share stories of success and challenges.

You will also have the chance to network with others in metro-area lake, stream and river groups. The program runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the $10 fee includes dinner. It will be held at the Eisenhower Community Center, Room 233 at 1001 Highway 7 in Hopkins. Learn more at the Freshwater Society’s website or by contacting Alex Gehrig at agehrig@freshwater.org. The summit is open to groups inside and outside of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD).

Interested in forming a group to protect your favorite lake or stream within the District? The MCWD’s Watershed Association Initiative helps to get  these citizen-led groups off the ground. Learn more on the MCWD website.
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