Apr 25th, 2015
Ends: Apr 25th, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Venue: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Location: 3675 Arboretum Dr | Chanhassen
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
♣ Why Is My Lake Green? Shallow Lakes and the Watershed - Janna Kieffer, Barr Engineering Company
♣ Exploring the Inside: Managing Aquatic Plants - James Johnson, Freshwater Scientific Services, LLC
♣ Exploring the Outside: Gardening at the Water's Edge - Michael Keenan and
Sam Geer, Urban Ecosystems
♣ Community Involvement: How To Get Help! - Deirdre Coleman, Freshwater Society
♣ Networking and resource tables