Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference

Sep 10, 2015 through Sep 11, 2015, 10:00am - 1:30pm

The 2015 Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference will be held September 10-11 at Camp Miakonda near Toledo. Watershed and water resource professionals and anyone with an interest in watershed protection are all welcome. Cost is $75, which includes lodging and all meals.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Update on ODNR ‘s Watershed Coordinator Program (Greg Nageotte, ODNR)
  • Research on effective watershed leadership (Joe Bonnell, OSU Extension)
  • Community engagement and preparedness to advocate (Paco Ollervides, River Network)
  • Quantifying impacts of agricultural practices on water quality at the field scale (Mark Williams, USDA-Agricultural Research Service)
  • Maumee Area of Concern (Cherie Blair, Ohio EPA)
  • Building Partnerships (Kris Patterson, Partners for Clean Streams)
  • Environmental Education Fund (Dennis Clement, Ohio EPA)
  • Clean Ohio Funds (Jerry Iles, OSU Extension)
  • 319 Grants and Changes to Watershed Action Plan Endorsement Criteria (Rick Wilson, Ohio EPA)
  • Regional Watershed Services (representatives from Rural Action, Chagrin River Partners, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities)

Field tirps:

  • University of Toledo Lake Erie Research Center
  • Secor Dam Stream Restoration
  • Toldeo Botanical Gardens Dam Removal Projects
  • University of Toledo Ottawa River Restoration Project