Roundtable: Protecting and restoring wetlands together
How lake organizations can help care for watersheds and wetlands. Facilitators: Sara Windjue and Eric Olson
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMThu
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Lake organizations are stepping up to protect and restore wetlands. They provide critical financial, volunteer, and technical resources that help ensure wetlands function to protect water quality and provide important habitat. We’ll share some recent examples and hear your thoughts on working with lake groups to carry out projects. Our intended audience is anyone working on wetland restoration and protection where a nearby lake could be or is engaged. Some questions for our discussion: How can we foster more—and more impactful—relationships between lake and wetland organizations? What barriers stand in the way between wetland advocates and lake groups? What do you wish you understood better about lake groups in order to approach them for help? How can Extension Lakes facilitate collaboration around wetland efforts and other watershed work that helps both lakes and the surrounding ecosystems? Please bring your examples of the good, bad, and ugly of working with local lake groups.
Sara Windjue and Eric Olson, Extension Lakes, UW-Stevens Point