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CLEAN WATER SUMMIT 2011
Green Infrastructure for Clean Water:
Trees, Roots, and Their Role in
Stormwater Management

CONFERENCE PACKET
Click for a downloadable pdf of the conference folder, agenda, flier, and speaker biographies.

CONFERENCE PHOTOS

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

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.

PARTICIPANT AFFILIATION
Local, regional and state and regional officials
City engineers and public works staff
Community planners
Conservationists and ecologists
Green industry professionals
Natural resource professionals
Foresters
Environmental planners
Land use managers
Real estate brokers
Horticulturists
Biologists
Elected and appointed local citizens
Policy and decision makers
Concerned public and members
Students

 

PHOTO CREDITS
Top and far right: Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering
Center: U of Minnesota Extension & Minnesota Sea Grant
Left: Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

 

parking lot runoff mitigation

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Mark Seeley - Introductory Remarks

David Nowak - City Trees: Benefits Beyond Beauty (Keynote)
   Part 1
   Part 2

Gary Johnson - What Trees Need (Keynote)

Gary Johnson & Chris Boche - Maintaining Trees as Part of the Stormwater System

Lois Eberhart & Kurt Leuthold - Design Considerations for Clean Water and Healthy Urban Trees

Bryan Seipp - Pollutant Removal and Contributions from Trees

David Nowak - Tools for Tree Inventory and Assessment

Janna Kieffer & Randy Neprash - Applying Stormwater Credits for Trees

-Gregg Hove & Eric Macbeth - Tree Preservation and Protection Through Ordinances

Marcey Westrick & Ken Holman - Money Does Not Grow on Trees

John Bilotta - Tree City USA: Award-winning Cities and Photos

urban trees improve stormwater management aesthetics

SPONSORS
Presented by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in collaboration with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

MCWD logo

           U of M Extension logo


                    Minn-DNR logo


DONORS

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

Wenck Associates


PATRONS

Anchor Block Company

Bonestroo/Stantec

Capitol Region Watershed District

Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota Sea Grant

Northland NEMO


ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

American Society of Landscape Architects - Minnesota Chapter (Mn ASLA)

Applied Ecological Services

Barr Engineering Company

Carver County

Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District

East Metro Water Resource Education Program

Freshwater Society

Metro Blooms

Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition

Minnesota Erosion Control Association

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA)

National Park Service (NPS)

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

Rice Creek Watershed District

U.S. Forest Service