MEETINGS & EVENTS

All tentative items are shown in italics. Tentative dates for future Minnesota Division meetings are shown as they are indicated by the Minnesota Division Bylaws. Meeting dates, times and other particulars may change with appropriate notice. Check back for the most up to date information.



  • 2019 Watershed Summit

    March 23, 2019
    8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Normandale Community College - Garden Conference Center
    9700 France Ave. S.
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Schedule of Events:

    8:45 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions: Jill Crafton, Watershed Summit Organizer, Minnesota Division-Izaak Walton, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek WD Board, BWSR Board Member

    9:00 9:40 AM: Natural Capital The Importance of Ecosystems Thinking: Steve Polasky, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, U of MN

    9:45 10:25 AM: Wildly Successful Farming An Ecosystems Approach: Brian DeVore, Communications Coordinator, Land Stewardship Project; author of "Wildly Successful Farming"

    10:30 11:10 AM: The Value of a Healthy Urban Ecology: Michael Schroeder, Assistant Superintendent-Planning, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

    11:10 11:30 PM: BREAK

    11:30 12:10 AM: Ecological Planning and Decision Making: Joe Bischoff, Principal Aquatic Ecologist at Wenck Associates, Inc.

    12:15 12:45 PM: Lawns to Legumes - Affordable Solutions to Creating Pollinator Habitats: Rep. Rick Hansen, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52A (DFL) Chair of Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

    12:15 1:15 PM: LUNCH

    1:30 2:10 PM: Biological Farming Systems: Gary Zimmer, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Midwestern BioAg

    2:15 2:55 PM: Creating a Community for Safe Drinking Water: Jeff Broberg, Director, Minnesota Well Owners Association, Winona

    3:00 3:45 PM: Public Trust Doctrine: Alexandra Klass, Professor, U of Minnesota Law School, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

    4:00 PM: ADJOURN


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  • Minnesota Water Action Day

    April 10, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00PM
    MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL & CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
    105 UNIVERSITY AVE W, ST. PAUL, MN

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  • UMRI Farm Landowner Workshop Series Owatonna

    April 12, 2019
    9:00 AM - 2:00PM
    ALBERT F. REDING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
    1546 SW 58TH ST, OWATONNA, MN

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  • Executive Committee
    June 9, 2019
    8:00 PM

  • 2019 IWLA National Convention
    July 16-19, 2019
    Sheraton West Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Summer Gathering & Board of Directors' Meeting
    July 26-27, 2019

  • Executive Committee
    September 8, 2019
    8:00 PM

  • Fall Gathering & Board of Directors
    October 26-27, 2019

  • Executive Committee
    December 8, 2019
    8:00 PM

  • 2020 IWLA National Convention
    July 12-15, 2020
    Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
    Cambridge, MD

  • 2021 IWLA National Convention
    Bloomington, MN!  - Dates TBD