Thanks so much to all of you who attended the wetland forum last Wednesday and/or assisted with the preparation for that event. It was another great success, with over 50 people in attendance (some pictures below). At this event, we again made several contacts with landowners interested in protecting their land and with folks in professions who can utilize the model data in their work. I was thrilled to connect with a realtor who is interested in the model data to flag potential conservation properties (and encourage landowner participation/listing in our conservation buyer program) as she goes about her work! I believe our NRCS folks also generated interest in WRP from several folks in attendance.
A special thank you to Love Creek Nature Center for hosting us- what a great site for the event! And also to Matt Meersman, Frank Velazquez and Alex Bozymowski, our speakers for the evening. We had really good questions and a pretty good appetizer spread for those of us who forgot to eat dinner. These outreach events will go such a long way in helping us connect with priority landowners so that we can protect more critical land and water resources in the St. Joseph River Watershed!
FotSJR Board Member