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July 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Playground Equipment Presentations (Fri. 10 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting the following playground equipment presentations:

  • 2:00 – 3:00pm Friday, July 10: Berliner Playground Equipment by Camille Calderaro with Fireflies.
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Friday, July 24: Burke Playground Equipment by Bill Livingston with St. Croix Recreation.

The presentations will be held at the Park Board Headquarters at 2117 West River Road North, Mpls, 55411.

No RSVP is required. Just check in at the front desk for directions.

Monday, July 13, 2015

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 8:00 pm)

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

The Fundamentals of Stream Restoration: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
July 13-17, Fergus Falls MN
Rivers and streams are formed by physical processes that define their geometry and quality and quantity of habitat. Hydrology, geomorphology, biology, water quality, and connectivity interact to determine the overall health of the stream. This course will discuss the interactions between geomorphology and ecology in the context of ecosystem health. Attendees develop the skills for field determination of bankfull stage, geometry and stream type, which are essential to stream assessment and restoration. This workshop is the first in our Stream Restoration Series and is a prerequisite to the three advanced courses. Cost is $1,000.

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
September 14-16, Fergus Falls MN
This workshop has been developed in recognition of the need for advanced training and practical experience for natural resource professionals in diagnosing stream condition and the underlying causes of degraded health. This workshop includes: the fundamentals of river physiology and anatomy (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology); the underlying causes and the resulting impacts to stream stability, water quality, and biodiversity; demonstrations of diagnostic tools; and practical experience gained by practicing in the field and stepping through real examples including examples brought by attendees. Cost is $300.

Click here to downlown flyer and registration form

Our workshops are now offered according to interest. To express interest in a workshop please contact Amy Childers at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.r.childers@state.mn.us.

Visit our website for more information about our workshops and to view the current number of requests for each workshop:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/shpworkshops.html

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 8:00 pm)

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

The Fundamentals of Stream Restoration: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
July 13-17, Fergus Falls MN
Rivers and streams are formed by physical processes that define their geometry and quality and quantity of habitat. Hydrology, geomorphology, biology, water quality, and connectivity interact to determine the overall health of the stream. This course will discuss the interactions between geomorphology and ecology in the context of ecosystem health. Attendees develop the skills for field determination of bankfull stage, geometry and stream type, which are essential to stream assessment and restoration. This workshop is the first in our Stream Restoration Series and is a prerequisite to the three advanced courses. Cost is $1,000.

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
September 14-16, Fergus Falls MN
This workshop has been developed in recognition of the need for advanced training and practical experience for natural resource professionals in diagnosing stream condition and the underlying causes of degraded health. This workshop includes: the fundamentals of river physiology and anatomy (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology); the underlying causes and the resulting impacts to stream stability, water quality, and biodiversity; demonstrations of diagnostic tools; and practical experience gained by practicing in the field and stepping through real examples including examples brought by attendees. Cost is $300.

Click here to downlown flyer and registration form

Our workshops are now offered according to interest. To express interest in a workshop please contact Amy Childers at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.r.childers@state.mn.us.

Visit our website for more information about our workshops and to view the current number of requests for each workshop:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/shpworkshops.html

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 8:00 pm)

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

The Fundamentals of Stream Restoration: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
July 13-17, Fergus Falls MN
Rivers and streams are formed by physical processes that define their geometry and quality and quantity of habitat. Hydrology, geomorphology, biology, water quality, and connectivity interact to determine the overall health of the stream. This course will discuss the interactions between geomorphology and ecology in the context of ecosystem health. Attendees develop the skills for field determination of bankfull stage, geometry and stream type, which are essential to stream assessment and restoration. This workshop is the first in our Stream Restoration Series and is a prerequisite to the three advanced courses. Cost is $1,000.

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
September 14-16, Fergus Falls MN
This workshop has been developed in recognition of the need for advanced training and practical experience for natural resource professionals in diagnosing stream condition and the underlying causes of degraded health. This workshop includes: the fundamentals of river physiology and anatomy (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology); the underlying causes and the resulting impacts to stream stability, water quality, and biodiversity; demonstrations of diagnostic tools; and practical experience gained by practicing in the field and stepping through real examples including examples brought by attendees. Cost is $300.

Click here to downlown flyer and registration form

Our workshops are now offered according to interest. To express interest in a workshop please contact Amy Childers at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.r.childers@state.mn.us.

Visit our website for more information about our workshops and to view the current number of requests for each workshop:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/shpworkshops.html

 

 

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 8:00 pm)

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

The Fundamentals of Stream Restoration: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
July 13-17, Fergus Falls MN
Rivers and streams are formed by physical processes that define their geometry and quality and quantity of habitat. Hydrology, geomorphology, biology, water quality, and connectivity interact to determine the overall health of the stream. This course will discuss the interactions between geomorphology and ecology in the context of ecosystem health. Attendees develop the skills for field determination of bankfull stage, geometry and stream type, which are essential to stream assessment and restoration. This workshop is the first in our Stream Restoration Series and is a prerequisite to the three advanced courses. Cost is $1,000.

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
September 14-16, Fergus Falls MN
This workshop has been developed in recognition of the need for advanced training and practical experience for natural resource professionals in diagnosing stream condition and the underlying causes of degraded health. This workshop includes: the fundamentals of river physiology and anatomy (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology); the underlying causes and the resulting impacts to stream stability, water quality, and biodiversity; demonstrations of diagnostic tools; and practical experience gained by practicing in the field and stepping through real examples including examples brought by attendees. Cost is $300.

Click here to downlown flyer and registration form

Our workshops are now offered according to interest. To express interest in a workshop please contact Amy Childers at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.r.childers@state.mn.us.

Visit our website for more information about our workshops and to view the current number of requests for each workshop:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/shpworkshops.html

 

 

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 8:00 pm)

MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Stream Habitat Program – 2015 Workshops

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

The Fundamentals of Stream Restoration: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
July 13-17, Fergus Falls MN
Rivers and streams are formed by physical processes that define their geometry and quality and quantity of habitat. Hydrology, geomorphology, biology, water quality, and connectivity interact to determine the overall health of the stream. This course will discuss the interactions between geomorphology and ecology in the context of ecosystem health. Attendees develop the skills for field determination of bankfull stage, geometry and stream type, which are essential to stream assessment and restoration. This workshop is the first in our Stream Restoration Series and is a prerequisite to the three advanced courses. Cost is $1,000.

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
September 14-16, Fergus Falls MN
This workshop has been developed in recognition of the need for advanced training and practical experience for natural resource professionals in diagnosing stream condition and the underlying causes of degraded health. This workshop includes: the fundamentals of river physiology and anatomy (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and ecology); the underlying causes and the resulting impacts to stream stability, water quality, and biodiversity; demonstrations of diagnostic tools; and practical experience gained by practicing in the field and stepping through real examples including examples brought by attendees. Cost is $300.

Click here to downlown flyer and registration form

Our workshops are now offered according to interest. To express interest in a workshop please contact Amy Childers at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.r.childers@state.mn.us.

Visit our website for more information about our workshops and to view the current number of requests for each workshop:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/shpworkshops.html

 

 

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

WILA-MN Park + Play Elm Creek Park Reserve (Sat. 18 Jul, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

WILA PARK + PLAY is a new group for women in design and their little ones. WILA PARK + PLAY will kick off this season with six “play” dates at parks across the metro area. Moms are encouraged to bring their children, of all ages, to join the group for a few hours of free-play for the kids, and comradery for the moms. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow working mothers and experience a variety of popular, kid-friendly parks designed by some of the best Landscape Architects in the Twin Cities.

Events will be held on Saturday mornings (rain or shine) from 9-11 am. WILA sponsors will provide coffee; please join us for the fun – all moms are welcome!

Dates and Venues:
May 16 - Minnehaha Park Wabun playground
June 20 - Tamarack Nature Center Discovery Hollow and Garden (10am-12pm)
July 18 - Elm Creek Park Reserve Play Area
August 15 - Silverwood Park
September 19 - Harriet Island playground
October 17 - Hyland Play Area at Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Learn more about WILA-MN
http://www.asla-mn.org/connect/women-in-landscape-architecture-wila-mn

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nature Explore | The Outdoor Classroom Project (Sun. 19 Jul, 2015 12:00 am - 4:00 am)

Nature Explore | The Outdoor Classroom Project
Leadership Institute
July 19-22, 2015

Supporting Transformational Work in Nature-Based Outdoor Classrooms for Children

Are you interested in designing spaces for children?

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
We invite you to attend the 2015 Leadership Institute, a comprehensive event open to landscape architects and education specialists interested in the design of effective outdoor play spaces. Participate in a group design exercise and discover specific approaches for designing and implementing successful, easily maintained environments that inspire young children’s learning. Experienced landscape architects and educators from Nature Explore and The Outdoor Classroom Project will lead the Institute.

LOCATION
Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, NE
Visit www.liedlodge.org for location information

CONFERENCE FEE
$395 includes an Opening Reception the evening of July 19, breakfast and lunch July 20–22, optional evening activities, and a “toolkit” of resource materials for each participant. (Note that dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening will be on your own).

TO REGISTER
http://www.natureexplore.org/workshops/designprofessionals.cfm

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Webinar series: BMPs to improve water quality of farm drainage (Wed. 22 Jul, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Webinar series: BMPs to improve water quality of farm drainage

A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest is developing a series of webinars on agricultural drainage water management and quality.

Each of the webinars—to be presented monthly from July through December—will provide best management practices for improving drainage water quality and information from multiple states across the Midwest. The six, one-hour webinars will be held monthly at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

Topics will include:

  • Landscape-level nutrient reduction
  • Controlled drainage
  • Bioreactors
  • Saturated buffers
  • Wetlands
  • Sub-irrigation and the economics of drainage

Those wishing to participate can log in at: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/bcch/. Each person logging in to the session will need to click the “Enter as a Guest” button.

The July 22 webinar will feature farmer Tim Smith of Iowa and MPCA engineer Wayne Anderson of Minnesota. They will present information on landscape-level nutrient reduction.

For more information contact Connie Cannon at Iowa State University, ccannon@iastate.edu or 515.294.1230.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Playground Equipment Presentations (Fri. 24 Jul, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is hosting the following playground equipment presentations:

  • 2:00 – 3:00pm Friday, July 10: Berliner Playground Equipment by Camille Calderaro with Fireflies.
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Friday, July 24: Burke Playground Equipment by Bill Livingston with St. Croix Recreation.

The presentations will be held at the Park Board Headquarters at 2117 West River Road North, Mpls, 55411.

No RSVP is required. Just check in at the front desk for directions.