Thursday, September 13, 2007

Come to the October 16, 2007 Meeting!

Help decide the new “Clean Up the Minnesota River” issue by attending the next Minnesota River Watershed Alliance Meeting on October 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Century Charter School in Hutchinson.

Michael Groh will facilitate the meeting as we chose a new issue to concentrate on for 2008.

The 2006-07 “Clean Up the Minnesota River” issue of raising funds to protect critically sensitive lands has been a success. Due to our efforts over 1,000 acres of former cropland will be put into permanent easements.

Your input is needed!

Join the effort to make a difference in the Minnesota River Watershed. Celebrate recent accomplishments, make friends with your watershed neighbors, engage in action planning for the future.

The Minnesota River Watershed Alliance is a Volunteer, Active, Action-Oriented Group of Watershed Advocates. Participation is open to Every Citizen, Landowner, Organization and Agency in the Minnesota River Watershed.

The New Century Charter School is located at 45 W. Highland Park Dr. NE on the campus of Hutchinson Technology Inc.

Meeting Agenda:
· 6 p.m. We will start with a report on the Minnesota River Communications Strategy by Edwin Dumalag and David Hays of MPCA. They have been traveling around the Minnesota River Watershed gathering input on communication strategies.
· Updates on the MN River Friendly Label and MN River Music Project, and Participant Survey Results.
· 7 p.m. We will begin discussing ideas for a 2008 “Clean Up the Minnesota River” issue.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with food, drink and time to network with others working, living and playing in the Minnesota River Watershed. We will start at 6 p.m. with a few house-cleaning items. The meeting will start right at 7 o’clock and we strive to wrap up the formal discussion by 9 p.m.

We hope to see you at the October 16th meeting and are excited about the future of the Minnesota River Watershed. If you have any questions please contact Scott Kudelka at 507-389-2304 or