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2015 Shallow Lakes Forum
The Role of Plants in Shallow Lake Management

$15 Arboretum member or affiliate/$20 Non-member

LESS THAN FIFTEEN feet deep and often covered by aquatic plants, a "shallow lake" is one of the most common types of lake found in Minnesota. Shallow lakes provide numerous benefits to our communities, such as fishing and boating opportunities, as well as habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife.

The 2015 Shallow Lakes Forum will focus on the role of plants in maintaining a healthy lake ecosystem. Learn from the experts how and why shallow lakes are especially sensitive to upstream pollution, which aquatic and terrestrial plants are beneficial for providing clean water, and what you can do to help manage plants to make your shallow lake healthy and usable.

Agenda (Subject to change)

Shallow Lake Basics: Understanding How a Shallow Lake Works - Joe Bischoff, Wenck & Associates
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Why Is My Lake Green? Shallow Lakes and the Watershed - Janna Kieffer, Barr Engineering Company
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Exploring the Inside: Managing Aquatic Plants - James Johnson, Freshwater Scientific Services, LLC
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Exploring the Outside: Gardening at the Water's Edge - Michael Keenan and
   Sam Geer, Urban Ecosystems
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Community Involvement: How To Get Help! - Deirdre Coleman, Freshwater Society
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♣ Networking and resource tables

Developed in partnership with Carver County Water Management Organization, City of Eden Prairie, City of Minnetonka, Freshwater Society, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District, and Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization.

Call 612-301-1210 or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Carver County - Water Management Organization
City of Eden Prairie
City of Minnetonka
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
Vadnais Lake Area Watershed Management