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September 8, 2021 Issue 236


Minnesota Stormwater Research Seminar Series transfers research to practitioners, professionals, policymakers and scientists across Minnesota and nationwide
By John Bilotta
The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series continues to be a critical component of the Center’s Stormwater Research and Technology Transfer Program since 2019. The Series brings nationally recognized experts and esteemed researchers to Minnesota to share their knowledge and experiences. 

People and projects

From Weed to Worthwhile: Pennycress Makes Cover Cropping Viable
Through a combination of basic and applied science, researchers are bringing growers an economically feasible way to better protect soil and water.


Have an idea for a future Headwaters Lecturer speaker?
The WRC seeks nominations for speakers in the 2021-22 Headwaters Lecture Series. This series brings field-shaping water scholars to our campus community. We seek scholars who are both internationally known in their field(s) and able to engage with an interdisciplinary audience.
Deadline: September 17, 2021

Now accepting applications for Extension Educator, Agronomy & Water Resources (Lower St. Croix focus), Oakdale
This position is an Extension educator with the University of Minnesota, in partnership with organizations that are collectively implementing the Lower Saint Croix Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan.
Deadline: September 26, 2021

Request for proposals: Frontiers in Hydrology Meeting
June 19-24, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico


Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements
NRCS seeks collaboration with partners to expand the delivery of conservation assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning, tribal and veteran.
Deadline: October 25, 2021

Great Lakes Biology Monitoring Program: Zooplankton, Mysis, and Benthic Components
Deadline: October 29, 2021

Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms
Deadline: January 19, 2022


Getting the Green Light for Green Infrastructure: Considerations and Resources for Success
Communities are increasing turning to green infrastructure to reach stormwater management goals. With green infrastructure, we see beautiful gardens and walkways, but perhaps more important are the things we can’t see.
September 15, 2021

Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series
Biofiltration Media Optimization: Phase I Results, Phase II preliminary results, and Future Work
Andy Erickson and Katie Kramarczuk; St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, U of M
September 16, 2021

Open Watersheds: Innovations in Community Water Data
This forum will convene industry, government, and community experts to explore the application of community science and open-source technology to local watershed management.
September 30, 2021


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