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Extension offers Stream Ecology workshop in June

Do you have an interest in the rivers and streams of west-central Minnesota? Does your job require you to make decisions related to rivers and streams?

If so, you are invited to attend a two-day workshop called Streamside Ecology being offered in Detroit Lakes June 16-17 through the University of Minnesota Extension.

On the first day, the factors and processes that affect streams' health, such as flooding and sediment movement, will be discussed. In addition, Total Maximum Daily Load issues in this part of the state will be discussed as well.

The second day will be spent outside, studying a natural river and simulating a variety of processes using a portable stream model. Discussion will include how to assess the condition of a stream site and how to monitor a site so that changes over time can be detected.

This workshop is open to anyone. In addition to the Detroit Lakes session, the same workshop is also being offered in Twin Valley (June 2-3) and Fergus Falls (June 9-10). If you are interested in learning more about the class or want to sign up, contact Barb Anderson at or 218-998-5787.