Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Land, Water and People Coming Together!
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10th Annual Conference
Thursday, March 11, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Hosted by the Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association Inc. (TMLIA) &

WI Water Week

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
  • Approved for CEUs: .6 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout or 6 CEUs for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The registration fee is $20/person.


Register to Attend for Thursday

Registration is via the WI Water Week Site and opens Jan. 18. Make sure to register for the Red Cedar Thursday sessions.
WI Water Week
At-a-Glance Schedule

All sessions will be held virtually.

Log-in and Check-In
8:00 AM
Welcome and Overview
9:00-9:15 AM
Opening Keynote
9:15-10:15 AM
Networking Room, Sponsor & Exhibitor Videos
10:15-10:30 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
Memorial Student Center
Closing Keynote
2:30-3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
3:30-345 PM

2021 Planning Committee
Conference Co-Chairs testing
Conference Co-Chair
Dick Lamers
Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc.
Conference Co-Chair
Rod Olson, MD
Red Cedar River Partnership
Committee Members
Randy Eide, Director of Public Works
City of Menomonie
Alex Smith, Water Resources Management Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Michael Engleson, Executive Director
Wisconsin Lakes
Megan Hines, Environmental Program Coordinator
City of Menomonie

Rebecca Thacker, Outreach Program Manager
Professional Education Programs, Discovery Center, UW-Stout

Cathy Usborne
Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association
Tom Quinn, Executive Director
Wisconsin Farmers Union-Retired

M. Paul Verdon, Science Instructor
School District of the Menomonie Area

Buzz Sorge, Lake Management Planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Retired
Daniel Zerr, Natural Resource Educator

2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Information for Sponsors & Exhibitors

2020 Sessions & Presenters

Information about Sessions & Presenters
2021 Platinum Sponsors    

Dunn County Seal


2021 Gold Sponsors    




City of Menomonie Logo

Mayo Clinic Logo


2021 Silver Sponsors    

Jennie-O Turkey Store Logo

Wisconsin Water Week Conference

2021 Bronze Sponsors    

WI Farmers Union Logo


Cedar Corp Logo

Xcel Energy Logo

Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin Logo

2021 Supporters    
Dairy State Bank Desair Lake Restoration, Inc Red Cedar Lakes Association
Rice Lake, Lake Protection
and Rehabilitation District