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TREES, from their roots deep within the earth to their leaves high in the sky, provide more than just shade. They also provide economic, social, and environmental benefits to our communities. The 2011 Clean Water Summit focused on trees and the role they play in protecting and achieving clean water.
Featured presentations addressed the technical aspects as well as policy and planning issues related to using trees in stormwater management, including current treatment practices, operations and maintenance concerns, assessment tools and methodologies, and the multiple community benefits trees provide.
Local, regional and state and regional officials
City engineers and public works staff
Conservationists and ecologists
Green industry professionals
Natural resource professionals
Land use managers
Real estate brokers
Elected and appointed local citizens
Policy and decision makers
Concerned public and members
Top and far right: Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering
Center: U of Minnesota Extension & Minnesota Sea Grant
Left: Minnehaha Creek Watershed District