Join us Nov. 6 for this year’s Metro Summit for individuals and groups committed to protecting lakes and rivers.
This event — sponsored by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and hosted by the Freshwater Society — is for anyone interested in protecting and improving Minnesota’s surface water resources: individual citizens, lake or river associations and local government representatives.
Most of us have heard about the Legacy Fund amendment passed in 2008 that dedicates sales tax revenue to, among other things, protecting water resources. At this year’s summit, Steve Woods, assistant director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, will discuss how how citizens and local government units can access and use that money.
There also will be a panel of citizens and local government representatives reporting on their use of Legacy money and the results they achieved.
After a networking dinner, John Tuma, a former state representative who is a lobbyist for Conservation Minnesota, will discuss the ins and outs of influencing policy and how citizen groups can have impact.
The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 6 in Room 233 of the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins. There is a $10 registration fee to cover dinner. Register and pay on-line.
The Summit is a part of the Watershed Association Initiative sponsored by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and hosted by the Freshwater Society. For more information contact:
Program Manager, Freshwater Society