Third Annual Meeting Announcement
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Veteran’s Center, E4710 Co. Rd. BB
Menomonie, WI (1 mile No. of I-94 on STH 25)
Keynote Speakers: Neil Koch (groundwater), retired hydrologist from the USGS; and Tracy Hames (surface water), Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Moderator, Dave Carlson, an outdoors journalist, will introduce the speakers.
Neil Koch published 32 reports over the course of more than three decades of employment at USGS (United States Geological Survey). He is a geologist and hydrologist with a good working knowledge of ground water, surface water, infiltration, and the impact of water use. Since retiring to Dunn County, he has created maps of the area’s aquifer and infiltration rates. These maps should have a big impact on how we choose to use our land.
This presentation will answer many questions about what is happening with the water below our land.
Tracy Hames became the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) in 2011. Previously, he was lead biologist in the Yakama Nation’s Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project in Washington State. He is a graduate of Macalester College and UW Stevens Point. He has toured the frac sand areas of Chippewa County and has spent much time addressing wetland issues related to a large taconite mining proposal in the Penokee Hills.
This science-based presentation will introduce you to the important role wetlands play in helping maintain the health of our surface waters and watershed functions in Western Wisconsin.
Our speakers will be introduced by Dave Carlson. Dave is well known from his long-running TV series, Northland Adventures and Northland Outdoors. Dave has received many awards for his outdoors journalism.
Dave will also moderate a period of questions and answers.
This year’s program will be a fast-paced course on Wisconsin waters and what our concerns should be.
RE: Funding Proposals – if you are submitting a proposal for funding, the completed form may be hand delivered at the annual meeting.
We look forward to your presence!
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac