Save the Date

January 10-11, 2017
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

lwv-logo-2rotary-club-of-galenaThe Rotary Club of Galena is teaming up with the League of Women Voters of Jo
Daviess County to take a long view of what is happening to the water supply during a day-long conference, “Water: We’re All in the Same Boat.”

The morning speakers will share the big picture, and the afternoon speakers will present local projects and talk about the progress in relation to the water resource management in the Apple Plum Watershed.

January 10th— Reception

6-8:00 pm: “The Watershed Game”* and enjoy local wines and cheeses

January 11th – Conference

8-9:00 am: Registration & Coffee
9:00: Welcome – Michael Steinhoff, Galena Rotary Club & Bonnie Cox, League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County
9:15: Mississippi River Watershed Report Card and collective action to “raise the grade” – Harald (Jordy) Jordahl Director, America’s Watershed Initiative
9:45: “Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy” Amy Walkenbach, Manager, IEPA Watershed Management
10:15-10:30: Coffee Break
10:30: The 4Rs: Farm Nutrient Stewardship Makes Strides in Reducing Nutrient Losses – Jean Payne President, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
11:00: One Drop at a Time – Valuing Rain Water – Marcus de la fleur, Landscape Architect, de la fleur LLC
11:30: Panel Discussion and Q & A
12:30 – 1:30: Luncheon: “Rotary’s WASRAG– Water & Sanitation” with Val Johnson

1:30 – 4:15: Five Breakout Sessions.
Each will be 1-1/4 hours and will repeat

1:30 – 02:45 & 3:00 – 04:15:
Area 1 – “Apple Canyon Lake Watershed Plan” Mike Malon, Resource Conservationist, Jo Daviess SWCD
Area 2 – “Cover Crop Experiment -Jo Daviess County” Gregg Thoren, Jo Daviess Farm Bureau; John Musser, 4R Certified Crop Advisor; Jay Solomon, U of I Extension, Art Scheele, Agnetic LLC
Area 3 – “Dubuque: A Watershed Approach” Dean Mattoon, & Eric Schmechel Catfish Creek Watershed, Dubuque City and County Water Resource Management
Area 4 – “Building Consensus -Taking Action -Jo Daviess County” -League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County, Bonnie Cox and Beth Baranski
Area 5 – “Flood Losses in Illinois” Paul A. Osman, Manager, Statewide Floodplain Programs/National Flood Insurance Program, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources

4:15-5:00: Reconvene for Feedback from Breakout Groups, and Final Q & A

*The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. Participants apply plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve clean water goals while providing for community growth.