State of the Watershed

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On Saturday, November 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park, 829 Milton Street the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association (NMRWA ) will host its second State of the Watershed. This event is designed to inform the public about the ongoing monitoring efforts and current data from the professionals of the NMRWA Monitoring Committee. In addition, participants will learn about innovative programs to improve the water quality in Nine Mile Run as well as take part in hands-on activities to engage in a greener and brighter future for the watershed.

Tom Biebighauser, wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service Center for Wetlands, will be the keynote speaker. Tom began restoring wetlands in 1982 and since then has established over 950 such sites throughout Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio, and British Columbia. In 2003, he wrote and published the book A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and the Izaak Walton League of America. Tom will be conducting workshops on rain gardens and ephemeral wetlands. This event is free of charge. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited! Pre-register by contacting Lisa at 412-371-8779 ext. 15 or e-mail lisa@ninemilerun.org.

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