WSU-2013-WatershedWinona State University will co-sponsor the second Watershed Citizen Summit, hosted by the Whitewater River Watershed Project, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Tau Center, West Campus.  

The summit aims to identify actions needed to protect and restore water quality in the Mississippi River-Winona Watershed. There will be a round table discussion to develop a vision and strategy for restoring and protecting local water resources. Participants will review recently collected water quality data and a new landowner survey.

This event is free and open to the public. A local-foods dinner will be served.

Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. Pre-register by calling 507-457-6521 or by email at whitewaterwatershed@gmail.com. Include name, address, number of people attending and a contact number. Priority will be given to those representing the agricultural community.

Funding for the Citizen Summit is provided through the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. The Mississippi River-Winona Watershed includes 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.

For more information, contact Nancy North at 507-523-2171, ex: 110, email: whitewaterwatershed@gmail.com.

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