WEBINAR - A Lake lovers role in protecting water
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About the Event
In this webinar, you will learn about the Board of Water and Soil Resources’ One Watershed, One Plan program, and how you can get involved in developing ten-year plans to restore and protect local water resources.
Through the program, partnerships identify the most important issues and places in the watershed, set goals for the future, and create action plans to meet those goals. While this is a local-government led process, lake associations and others have an important role to play in providing input and in helping implement the plans once they are approved.
Large amounts of funding are provided for both the planning and implementation phase of the One Watershed One Plan through the Legacy Amendment funding passed by voters in 2008.
Presenter Julie Westerlund is the One Watershed, One Plan Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. In her current role, she works with state and local partners to ensure local governments have the resources they need to create comprehensive action plans for managing watersheds across Minnesota. Prior to joining BWSR, Julie has worked as the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District’s Education and Communications Manager as well as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where she held several different positions, including Clean Water Fund coordinator, trout stream watershed coordinator, and fisheries research biologist. You may have seen Julie on the TPT program “Minnesota’s Lakes at Risk,” which was based on presentations she did for lake associations across Minnesota in the early 2000s.