Urban Watershed Improvements from Cumberland & Menomonie
Attend the Cumberland/Menomonie breakout session and learn how a Lake District and Municipality have been working to improve their watershed. From the Beaver Dam Lake Management District in Cumberland, WI at the top of our watershed to the City of Menomonie at the bottom of our watershed you will hear how they have used different tools to improve their lakes and how they have worked with government agencies and organizations to secure funding and community support over the years. The Beaver Dam Lake Management District recently received the 2019 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award (single lake category) at the Annual Lakes Partnership Conference. The District's success stories supporting this award are important for all of us to hear. The City of Menomonie is a stormwater permitted municipality. While challenging, the City of Menomonie has continued to work to meet their permit requirements. Stop by and listen to some of the interesting and perhaps creative ways these two urban entities are moving the needle forward and improving the watershed in their backyard.
Presenter: Randy D. Eide, P.E.
Director of Public Works
Randy is the Director of Public Works for the City of Menomonie. He is responsible for utilities, streets, engineering, construction and various other activities in the City of Menomonie — his responsibilities include the management of the city's storm water utility. Randy graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1983 and from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a MS in Engineering Management in 1988. After attending UW-Madison, Randy served in the United States Air Force as a Civil Engineering Officer for over 21-years and retired at the grade of Lt Col in 2004. Since 2004 Randy has worked for the City of Menomonie as the Director of Public Works.
Presenter: Tom Schroeder, President
Beaver Dam Lake Management District
Presenter: Michael Werner, President
Werner Leading Solutions
Mike has over 46 years of operational and safety leadership in the commercial nuclear power industry. Mike also has extensive civic leadership experience having served as the Mayor of Hastings, Minnesota for 16 years, on the City Council of Hastings, Minnesota for 8 years, and as a volunteer fireman and paramedic for over 25 years.
Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Beaver Dam Lake Management District (BDLMD). Mike has been involved with the invasive aquatic material management program, storm water runoff abatement projects, lake water quality controls as well as supporting the funding of various projects through grant applications.
Mike has experience with owning lake side property on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood Minnesota as well as Ten Mile Lake on the Chetek Chain of Lakes in Chetek Wisconsin and is currently residing on Beaver Dam Lake in Cumberland Wisconsin. All three of these lake areas have their own challenges but the attention to preserving lake quality by the BDLMD is a testament to aggressive management and successful outcomes.
Memorial Student Center, Ballrooms, 10:15 am – 11:15 am