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Interior secretary advisor to visit New Ulm

November 13, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - The public is invited to a Minnesota River Watershed Alliance (MRWA) partner meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Flandrau State Park Beach House.

Events begin at 5 p.m. Participants are invited to bring venison sausage, cheese, bread or cider to share. At 6 p.m., ideas will be aired on what the MRWA should focus on in 2013.

At 7 p.m., Rebecca Wodder, senior assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, will briefly explain why the Minnesota River is being nominated for the National Blueways System - an initiative to recognize community-driven partnerships in watersheds and river systems that are working toward conservation and other environmental and economic outcomes.

The MRWA is a non-profit organization of groups, people, communities and agencies concerned about the river.

Other meetings

A watershed professionals network meeting on technical and operational topics will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., today at the Redwood Falls Pizza Ranch (U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 19 east).

Fact Box

If you go:

What: Minnesota River Watershed Alliance meeting

When: 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14

Where: Flandrau State Park Beach House. (Park stickers required).

A partner meeting will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the KK Berge Building, 807 Prentice St., Granite Falls. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center, (formerly the Morton school) 208 N. Centennial Drive in Morton.

For more information, call Catherine Fouchi at 507-359-6034 and visit and



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