Clean water, healthy soils symposium coming to UWSP

For the Metro Wire

A panel discussion on statewide water and soil quality initiatives will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point next week.

The “Alternative Funding for Clean Water and Healthy Soils” symposium will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources Building. Sponsored by the College of Natural Resources and the Ralph K. Morris Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

The discussion will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and successes of obtaining and implementing alternative funding for statewide water and soil quality initiatives.

The panel will include Tammi Kircher, state council chair of Iowa Ducks Unlimited, George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, and Jim VandenBrook, retired executive director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.

Jane Elder, executive director of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, will moderate.

For more information on the speakers and event, go to www.uwsp.edu/conted/Pages/CleanWaterHealthySoils.aspx.

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