Red Cedar Watershed Conference

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11th Annual Conference
Thursday, March 10, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Hosted by the Red Cedar Watershed Conference Committee

Memorial Student Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Event Highlights:

  • Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water
  • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution
  • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event 

Watch recordings of this past years sessions

Videos include the keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
Watch Anytime
Conference Fees
Early Bird Registration fee through March 10: $35.00 per person
Registration fee day of event: $45.00 per person
Student registration fee: $20.00 per person
At-a-Glance Schedule

2021 Virtual Schedule. Check back for the updated 2022 schedule.

Log-in and Explore
8:30 AM

Welcome and Overview
9:00-9:15 AM
Opening Keynote
9:15-10:15 AM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1-3
10:30-11:15 AM

Networking Room, Sponsor & Exhibitor Videos
11:15-11:30 AM

Lunch Keynote
11:30-12:30 PM

Networking Room, Sponsor & Exhibitor Videos
12:30-1:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 4-6 
1:15-2:15 PM

Coffee/Water Break
2:15-2:30 PM
Closing Keynote
2:30-3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
3:30-3:45 PM

2022 Planning Committee
Dick Lamers
Randy Eide, Director of Public Works,
City of Menomonie
Rebecca Thacker,
Outreach Program Manager,
Professional Education Programs, UW-Stout
Michael Engleson,
Executive Director,
Wisconsin Lakes
Alex Smith, Water Resources Mgmt Specialist,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Buzz Sorge, Lake Management Planner,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Retired
Chase Cummings, County Conservationist,
Dunn County
Dale Hanson, Land Conservation Director,
Barron County - Retired
Daniel Zerr, Natural Resource Educator
Megan Hines, Environmental Program Coordinator,
City of Menomonie
M. Paul Verdon, Science Instructor,
School District of the Menomonie Area
Tina Lee, Professor of Anthropology,
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Tom Quinn, Executive Director,
Wisconsin Farmers Union - Retired

2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Information for Sponsors & Exhibitors

2021 Sessions & Presenters

Information about Sessions & Presenters
2021 Platinum Sponsors    

Dunn County Seal


2021 Gold Sponsors    


City of Menomonie Logo

Mayo Clinic Logo


Wisconsin Water Week Conference    
2021 Silver Sponsors    

Jennie-O Turkey Store Logo


2021 Bronze Sponsors    

Cedar Corporation

Rain to Rivers

Rice Lake, Lake Protection
and Rehabilitation District

Wisconsin Farmers Union

Xcel Energy


2021 Supporters    
Andersen Corporation Ayres Associates

Dairy State Bank

Desair Lake Restoration, Inc. Red Cedar Lakes Association  
2021 Community Contributors    
Chetek Lakes Protection Association Clean Wisconsin Rotary Club of Menomonie
Wisconsin Green Fire