If you own lakeshore property, or are an elected official, and/or are concerned about our lakes and streams, and want to know what is available to help make them better and more enjoyable, then you should be at the Clean Water Fair. On Thursday, April 25th, the WHCWRA, sponsored by the Pioneer Sarah-Creek Watershed Management Association and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, will be hosting a Resource Fair where you will have all of the newest lakeshore resources in one place. Although the main theme is ‘clean water’ we want to make sure all products connected to water are available.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE.
The hours are from 1:00 pm till 8:30 pm. Registration starts at 12:30p.m. Location is at the City of Independence Community Center. (1920 County Rd 90) There will be food available and served by the Boy Scouts, so bring the family and visit with the many vendors/agencies available for education and information.
Hourly Educational Seminars will start at 1 pm.
1:00 CLEAN WATER FUNDING MN BOARD WATER & SOIL RESOURCE BRAD WOZNEY
1:30 AQUATIC WEED CONTROL FOR LAKES AND PONDS JACOBSON ENVIRONMENTAL, PLLC WAYNE JACOBSON
2:00 NATIVE PLANTS FOR WATER’S EDGES & WET SOIL NATURAL SHORE TECHNOLOGIES SHIRLEY MAH KOOYMAN
3:00 3rd GENERATION MANAGEMENT PLAN PIONEER SARAH-CREEK WATERSHED MGT COMM DIANNE SPECTOR
4:00 THE RESTORATION OF LAKE REBECCA-Henn County THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT RICH BRASCH
4:30 CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO MANAGING CLP & EWM BARR ENGINEERING COMPANY MEG RATTEI
5:00 ZEBRA MUSSELS & AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES MINNEHAHA CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT ERIC FIELDSETH
6:00 7 STRATEGIES FOR A CLEAN LAKE TODAY & FOREVER THE WEEDERS DIGEST BRUCE WAHLSTROM
7:00 CLOUD COMPUTING TO AUTOMATE AQUATIC MAPPING CONTOUR INNOVATIONS JESSE AMO
7:45 STOPPING THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES ENVIRONMENTAL SENTRY ERIC LINDBERG
Dozens of door prizes will be given away to those in attendance.
The Clean Water Resource Association was formed to be a central source of information for lake associations and lake shore property owners by gathering information on clean water resources, lake associations, vendors and agencies, and holding Clean Water Resource Fairs for education and seminars. There is a huge need for stake holders to have one place to find out what is available to be able to enjoy their lake to the fullest.
There will be an actual rain garden under construction on the city grounds during the fair.
The list of signed up vendors is increasing and includes companies in the following categories:
Aquatic Weed Control Lake Associations
Lake shore restoration Boat Ramp Surveillance
Aquatic Mapping Manure management
Phosphorous Free products Shoreline plants
Watershed Management Commissions Rain garden Construction
Weed removal Government agencies