Thursday, February 14, 2013

Make your voice heard at Watershed Citizen Summit, Feb. 19

A citizen-led conversation about water quality in the Mississippi River-Winona watershed is Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tau Center. The event is free and includes a local foods meal, roundtable discussions, and a look at recently collected water quality data and a new landowner survey.

The Watershed Citizen Summit is hosted by the Whitewater River Watershed Project with funds provided through Minnesota’s Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. Saint Mary’s University is one of many community sponsors for the event.

Everyone is invited and a diverse group of people is wanted including landowners, farmers, recreational water users, business owners, public employees, nonprofit leaders, students and educators. Conversations will inform a new watershed strategy that promotes sustained public participation in activities that protect and restore water quality.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Call 457-6521 or e-mail Include your name, address, phone number, and number attending.

The Mississippi River-Winona watershed includes the Whitewater River, Stockton-Rollingstone-Minnesota City watershed district and several small Winona-area streams such as Gilmore Creek.