Red Cedar Watershed Conference March 9

MENOMONIE  —  This year’s Red Cedar Watershed Conference will be held Thursday, March 9, at UW-Stout in the Memorial Union Center.

The Red Cedar Watershed Conference brings a variety of people together — more than 400 last year — to focus on how the economic and environmental health of the Red Cedar Watershed affects local residents.

Whether you farm, live along the water or live in town — economic development, profitable farming, water quality, recreational activities, tourism and property values affect everyone.

Keynote speakers for the conference include Jimmy Bramblett, State Conservationist, Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Services, who will present “Healthy Soils, Clean Water.”

Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, Oregon State University, will present “I Dreamed the Earth was Healed and Whole Again.”

UW-Stout professors Nels Paulson (Associate Professor of Sociology), Tina Lee (Associate Professor of Anthropology), and Chris Ferguson (Associate Professor of Economics) will present “Why the Red Cedar Watershed Will Not Fail: Practical Lessons from the LAKES Project.”

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