Thursday, October 06, 2011

November 2011 Meeting announcement

Join the Minnesota River Watershed Alliance (Watershed Alliance) for its quarterly meeting on November 1st (Tuesday) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson.  This is a great chance for the public to hear what is happening in the Minnesota River Basin. 

The November quarterly meeting is being sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) office in Montevideo.  The mission of the LSP is to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.   

LSP offers a number of innovative programs including the Farm Beginnings that provides participants a wide range of opportunities to learn firsthand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming.  Other LSP programs involve community based foods and economic development, local community organizing and stewardship science.  For more information on LSP, 

This quarterly meeting goes from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ridgewater College (room 141) in Hutchinson.  Ridgewater College is located at 2nd Century Avenue SE on the south end of Hutchinson.  The Watershed Alliance encourages landowners and recreational users to be part of this effort to improve and protect the Minnesota River Basin.   

We begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour to give participants time to interact with each other and share stories and concerns about what is happening in their part of the Minnesota River Watershed.  At 7 p.m. the formal part of the meeting starts, with the group striving to wrap up all discussion by 9 o’clock. 

The Watershed Alliance is an organized network of citizens, public agencies and private organizations dedicated to communicating the benefits of an ecologically healthy Minnesota River Watershed to others and are actively working toward its improvement and protection.   

Our goal is to meet four times a year as we strive to communicate what is happening in the Minnesota River Watershed through many formats including the internet and print media. 

For a ride to Hutchinson contact the following organizations: Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River (CCMR) in New Ulm at 507-359-2346, Friends of the Minnesota Valley (FMV) in Bloomington at 952-881-9055 or Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) in Montevideo at 320-269-2984.   

For more information on the meeting and Watershed Alliance please contact Scott Kudelka at 507-389-2304 or