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Red Cedar River Watershed Conference

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The annual Red Cedar River Watershed Conference was held on March 14, 2019 at UW-Stout in Menomonie with approximately 300 people in attendance. Solving water quality issues in the Red Cedar Watershed will require everyone to do their part, and the Conference annually offers a great chance to build community and forge partnerships to better understand the issues and each other’s lives and roles, as well as find common ground in working toward solutions.  The 2020 Conference is set for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at UW-Stout.  Registration and other information about the Conference can be found here.

(January 2016) Red Cedar River Water Quality Partnership Watershed Plan approved by WDNR and US EPA

The Red Cedar River Water Quality Partnership submitted a comprehensive watershed plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US Environmental Protection Agency for approval in August of 2015. The Plan, A River Runs Through Us: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin, was approved by both the Wisconsin DNR and the US EPA in January 2016.  The ten-year plan is now the guide to address water quality issues in the Basin, focusing on the problems of phosphorus pollution and the subsequent algal blooms that it causes. The Plan meets WDNR and EPA guidelines for such plans, making the Basin eligible for certain grant funds that would otherwise be more difficult to acquire.

For more information on the process of developing the Plan, see minutes from the Partnership’s meetings on the “Maps and Publications” page.