Friday, May 11, 2012

Tri-Watershed Expo: A Learning Opportunity

Tri-Watershed Expo

Hubbard County is unique in that it crosses three watershed districts.  They are the Mississippi Headwaters watershed to the north; the Leach Lake watershed covering the eastern portion and the Crow Wing watershed which includes the city of Park Rapids and southeastern part of Hubbard County. The bounded hydrologic system is where all living things are inextricably linked through common water communities and where we must become part of that community.

To enhance your knowledge of the impacts of land-use on water and natural resources the Hubbard County University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a Tri-Watershed Expo on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00am to 12:30pm at the Park Rapids High School.

Tailored to the issues and resources in our area, individual educational sessions will provide a variety of tools including plans, practices, and policies to protect and improve clean water resources.

Topics will include: Watershed Assessment; Shoreline Restoration; Rain Gardens; Natural Shoreline Habitat; Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification; Aquatic Invasive Species; Septic Systems & the Watershed Game. Classes will be taught by University of Minnesota Extension Educators, Department of Natural Resource Educators, University of Minnesota Master Gardeners, and local experts.

This Expo is FREE and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  Save the date!

Click here for more information from Park Rapids Community Ed.

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