earthtalksWinona State University’s Department of Geoscience will host “Clean Water Work in Southeast Minnesota: how do we know how clean the water is?” with Shaina Keseley at 4 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the Science Laboratory Center 120 as part of the Earth Talks Series.

Keseley will talk about the cleanliness of Minnesota streams and lakes. She will speak about research done by state agencies with help from Clean Water and Legacy Amendment dollars to determine the best ways to maintain and improve these waters. Keseley will also discuss planning methods, research and implementation efforts used to help the waters of southeast Minnesota and discuss why and how this is being done.

Keseley is a watershed project manager for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. She received both her bachelors and masters of Science degrees in environmental science and aquatic science with an emphasis on limnology from UW-La Crosse. A majority of her current work consists of water resource projects that research where waterways of southeast Minnesota.

This event is free and open to the public.

Earth Talks Speaker Series is hosted each semester by the Geoscience Department. The series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU geoscience community. The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, and employment issues related to geology, natural resources, Earth science teaching, and other related disciplines.

For more information, contact Stephen Allard at