Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watershed summit planned for June 26

The public is invited to attend a Watershed Citizen Summit on Tuesday, June 26, for the Mississippi River-Winona Watershed. The Mississippi River-Winona Watershed includes the Whitewater River Watershed, the 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 purpose of the summit is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss concerns and ideas about ways to protect local water quality. Participation is needed from landowners, farmers, business owners, educational leaders, non-profits and recreational users. The event is free to participants and includes a meal followed by roundtable discussions.

The June 26 Watershed Citizen Summit will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tau Conference Center, 511 Hilbert St.

Pre-register by calling 457-6210 or e-mail Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Priority will be given to the agricultural community. Provide your name, number of people attending and a contact phone number so that pre-registration can be confirmed.