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Wisconsin Waters 2020: Focusing on Resilient Lakes & Rivers

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April 1 - April 3

Wednesday, April 1, 9:00-Noon

Streams and Rivers: Aquatic Plants and Invasive Species Workshop
This workshop was designed with WAV (Water Action Volunteers) stream monitors in mind but will have practical and applicable information for all stream and river enthusiasts.  In the first half, we will cover various aspects of aquatic invasive species in streams, with an emphasis on identification, photographing/vouchering/reporting and stopping the spread. The second half of the workshop will cover the ecology and identification of many of the most common stream macrophytes (aquatic plants) using specimens, plant keys and other resources. Other Workshops, including SWIMS.

Thursday, April 2, 9:00-10:30 AM

Keynote Address: The Role of Resiliency in Managing Water Resources
Dr. Douglas Beard, USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center

Thursday, April 2, 6:00-8:00 PM

Wisconsin Lake Stewardship and Stream Monitoring Awards Banquet

Friday, April 3, Keynote Address 9:00-10:15 AM

Resiliency in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Lauren Salvato, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

Concurrent sessions including these topics: “Lake and River Basics,” “Recap of 2019 Year of Drinking Water Quality,” “Ecology – Life in and Around our Waters,” “Lake and River Science, Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Lakes and Rivers,” and “Monitoring Stories from the Field.” Plus, poster presentations, photo contest, volunteer monitoring “wall of fame” listing all lake and stream monitors in 2019, exhibitors and more!  Photo contest first place is $100! Learn more about 18th Annual Lakes & Rivers Photo Contest

Deadline to submit a poster:  March 11, 2020

Location:

Stevens Point, WI

Holiday Inn Convention Center

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