13th Annual St. Joseph River Watershed Council Celebration

  • 19 Aug 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual - Signup for Login Info

The 13th Annual Watershed Celebration is going virtual!

After much deliberation and the consideration of alternatives, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the St. Joe has decided to hold the event originally scheduled for March 20th virtually on Wednesday, August 19th at 1pm. Although we are not meeting in person this year, we still want to celebrate the watershed and all the great people working to protect it.

Matt Meersman will lead us in celebrating our watershed and our efforts to keep it healthy. Our keynote speaker, Melissa Widhalm, will share the latest science on climate in our basin and talk about what we can do to build resilience as we face the future in her presentation:

Rain in the forecast?

What a changing climate means for our watershed

Should we expect current weather patterns to continue? What do models predict for our area? Preparing for future rainfall events is critical as we think about water management locally. If you want to know what the experts say about our climate in the future and how it could impact our lakes, steams and rivers, you should come to this event.

This year's keynote speaker will be Ms. Melissa Widhalm, from the Purdue University Climate Change Research Center. Melissa serves as the program coordinator for the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment, a statewide effort to help citizens better understand climate change. Ms Widhalm will help us understand regional climate predictions and think about their impact on our water resources and infrastructure in the St. Joseph River Watershed.

Our virtual event will include:

  • A brief welcome message from Matt Meersman
  • The presentation of the Al Smith Watershed Stewardship Award
  • A virtual presentation by Melissa Widhalm (of the Purdue University Climate Research Center) titled "Rain in the forecast? What a changing climate means for our watershed"

There is no cost to join this virtual event, so sign up here now to REGISTER!  

Login information to access the  event will be sent in a separate email to everyone who registers. 

Thanks for your interest and support!

Contact fotsjr.outreach@gmail.com for more information

Friends of the St. Joe River Association, Inc.                                                                                                          
P.O. Box 1794
South Bend, Indiana 46634

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