In June 2012, nearly 90 citizens gathered at Winona’s Tau Center to discuss water quality issues and ideas for renewing local water resources. On February 19, 2013 a second summit will be held, this time to ask for citizen response to new water quality data and a Mississippi River-Winona Watershed landowner survey.
The February 19th Watershed Citizen Summit will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tau Conference Center, 511 Hilbert Street in Winona. All citizens may take part and broad participation is needed, including landowners, farmers, business owners, public employees, nonprofit leaders, students, educators, and recreational water users. What is learned at this event will inform a watershed strategy that prioritizes sustained public participation in activities that protect and restore water quality.
The event is free to participants and includes a local foods meal followed by round table discussions.
Pre-Register by calling 507-457-6521 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name, address, number of people attending, and a phone number. Priority will be given to people who represent the agricultural community. Pre-Registration is required and seating is limited, so reserve early to secure your place.
The Mississippi River-Winona Watershed encompasses nearly 420,000 acres including the Whitewater River Watershed, Stockton-Rollingstone-Minnesota City Watershed District and several small streams such as Snake, East Indian, Burns Valley, Gilmore, Pleasant Valley, Cedar Valley and Big Trout Creeks.
The Watershed Citizen Summit is hosted by the Whitewater River Watershed Projectwith funds provided through Minnesota’s Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.