Mississippi Watershed: Stream and Shoreline Restoration to Improve Water Quality
Recorded On: 2021/12/15
Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association
Credit Hours: 1.5
Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Mississippi Watershed: Stream and Shoreline Restoration to Improve Water Quality. This presentation will feature two presenters discussing stream and shoreline restoration along with Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is the primary river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2). Putting the river as the 14th largest river by discharge in the world. This presentation will examine communities at the Headwaters & Upper Mississippi River as they work on stream and shoreline restoration to improve water quality.
Roots in the Ground Year Round - A collaboration with MS4 communities and agricultural producers
Eric Schmechel from Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss how a multi intergovernmental agreement has formed in the Upper Mississippi Watershed to address both urban and agricultural water quality and quantity impacts in Dubuque County, Iowa. Eric will highlight a couple stream corridor restoration projects, as well as, the nutrient reduction exchange is starting to take root in Iowa.
The Ice Gouges and The River Rises - Designing native shoreline restorations
Adam Maleski from Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss native shoreline designs for a dynamic Upper Mississippi River. Adam will go over the thoughts and considerations when factoring in things like ice, large fluctuations in water levels, and hungry hungry hippos... I mean deer and Beavers. Adam will discuss the technical support to landowners and contractors regarding designs on a riverine system.
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Watershed Program Director
Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District
Eric has been working with the Dubuque SWCD for the past 14 years on both agricultural and urban watershed management policies, projects, and programs. Eric began working with agricultural landowners on a cold-water trout stream (Catfish Creek) project in 2007 and since has collaborated with both Dubuque County and the City of Dubuque, managing stormwater and floodplain permits, projects, and policies. Land use, flooding, erosion, and water quality continue to be a priority for Dubuque County, the City of Dubuque, and the SWCD. This past September (2020), a newly formed 28e watershed agreement was completed, and Eric is now managing the Dubuque County Watersheds team working with both agricultural and urban watershed components. Eric enjoys being outside as much as possible - fishing, camping, hunting, exploring, bluegrass festivals, and spending time with his kids
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District
Adam Maleski has been a District Technician with the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District for two years. He provides technical assistance to landowners and contractors regarding shoreline and storm water designs. His main duties are prioritizing and implementing projects using watershed-based implementation funding (One Watershed One Plan). Adam enjoys ice fishing, hiking on the north shore of Minnesota, and monitoring his Purple Martin houses.
Ryan Alltop (Moderator)
You will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours for this webinar.
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