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MAWQCP September 29-30, 2014 Agenda


Date: September 29-30, 2014
Location: Middle Sauk River Pilot Area, Quality Inn, St. Cloud

Meeting Objectives: 

  • Discuss field staff and program operations
  • Discuss certifier accreditation
  • Update from each pilot area
  • Tour the Middle Sauk River pilot watershed

Monday, September 29-30, 2014; 1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Greenway Conference Room, Quality Inn

1:30 pm - Welcome and Introductions
Brad Redlin, Program Manager

2:00 pm - Program Operations
Bill Fitzgerald, Field Operations and Training Coordinator
Input welcome from MAWQCP field staff

3:00 pm - Responsible Crop Certificate
Paul Helgeson, GNP Company
Greg Bohrer, Environmental Initiative

3:30 pm - Pilot Project Updates
Whiskey Creek: Bruce Albright, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
Elm Creek: Linda Meschke, Rural Advantage
Whitewater River:  Sheila Harmes, Whitewater River Watershed Project
Middle Sauk River: Mark Lefebvre, Stearns County SWCD

4:30 pm - Advisory Committee Feedback
Advisory Committee Members

5:00 pm - Adjourn


Wednesday, July 9, 2014; 8:00am-3:00 pm

Tour of Middle Sauk River Watershed

8:00 am - Bus picks up at Stearns County SWCD
8:30 am - Bus picks up at Quality Inn
8:45 am - Tour of Middle Sauk River Watershed
12:00 pm - Lunch
Cold Spring Brewery
Two groups of brewery tours will take place during lunch.
1:15 pm - Continue Tour of Middle Sauk River Watershed
2:30 pm - Arrive at Quality Inn
3:00 pm - Arrive at Stearns County SWCD