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Hands-on Workshops 
(Agenda subject to change)

Your annual Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention will offer several hands-on workshop opportunities for which you can pre-register. In addition to these workshops, there will also be Special Technical Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, a NEW Lightning Round, the high-energy Poster Session, and the Awards Banquet and Ceremony celebrating lake stewards and stream monitors, as well as keynote and lunch speakers. Don't forget to check out all of the other networking opportunities and concurrent sessions!

Wednesday, April 1 - Morning Workshops - 9:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Writing and Securing Grants Under the New Surface Water Grants Program
  • Lake District Commissioner Introduction
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Conservation Agriculture (But Were Afraid to Ask)
  • Streams and Rivers: Aquatic Plants and Invasive Species
  • Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) - Monitoring Refresher and Get Together
  • Lakes in Action: Lake and River Organization Advocacy Training
  • Climate Adaptation Training for Water Resources People
  • Volunteer Management for Water Organizations
  • Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program Training
  • Healthy Lakes and Rivers: Building Resilient Shorelands with Relatively Simple Best Practices

Wednesday, April 1 - Afternoon Workshops - 1:00-4:00 pm

  • Post-Award Grant Administration and Seeking Reimbursement
  • Lake District Treasurers Workshop
  • Advanced Lake District Commissioner Workshop: Open Meetings and Ethics
  • Planning to Plan: Getting Your Ducks in a Row for Lake Organization Strategic Planning
  • Water Action Volunteers for New Coordinators, Trainers, and Mentors
  • Introduction to Cyanobacteria: Identification, Ecology, Health Effects, and Tracking
  • Countywide and Regional Lake and River Groups: Coordination, Communication, and Capacity
  • Loon Ranger Training Workshop
  • Designing Road-Stream Crossings for Resilient Waterways
  • Aquatic Plant Identification


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