Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Land, Water, and People Coming Together!
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Red Cedar Watershed Conference

12th Annual Conference
Thursday, March 14, 2024
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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, or 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 

2024 Conference Theme is “ Ground Water below the surface “ 

Join us at our 12th Annual Conference!

Registration is Open

Sessions & Presenters

Learn more about our keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor or host a booth as an exhibitor.
Conference Fees
Early Bird Registration fee through March 7:$35.00 per person
Registration fee March 8-14:$45.00 per person
Student registration fee:$20.00 per person
At-a-Glance Schedule

2024 Schedule

Registration and Check-in Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout
Parking is located at Dunn County Fairgrounds with continual bussing for guests.
7:30-8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction 
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Keynote - Kevin Masarik
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Break & Exhibitor Time
9:45-10:15 a.m.

Morning Breakout Sessions (3)
10:15-11:05 a.m.

Lunch & Exhibitor Time
11:05-12:05 p.m.

Keynote - Cassie Mordini
12:05-1:05 p.m.

Break & Exhibitor Time  
1:05-1:40 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3)
1:40-2:30 p.m.
Break & Exhibitor Time
2:30-2:45 p.m.

Keynote - Chris Ester
2:45-3:45 p.m.

Conference Wrap-up & Closing Remarks - Dick Lamers
3:45-4:00 p.m.

Planning Committee
Dick Lamers
Dave Schofield, Director of Public Works,
City of Menomonie
Rebecca Thacker, Outreach Program Manager,
Continuing Education & Conferences, UW-Stout
Michael Engleson, Executive Director,
Wisconsin Lakes
Alex Smith, Water Resources Mgmt Specialist,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Cate Lucas, Naturalist Educator,
River Doc Nature Conservancy for the Rice Lake Area School District
Chase Cummings, County Conservationist,
Dunn County
Dale Hanson, Land Conservation Director,
Barron County - Retired
Daniel Zerr, Natural Resource Educator
Megen 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
2024 Platinum Sponsors  
2024 Gold Sponsors  
City of Menomonie LogoDunn County Seal 
2024 Silver Sponsors  
3MCommunity Foundation of Dunn CountyJennie-O

UW-Stout Logo

UW-Stout Center for Limnological Research & Rehabilitation

WESTconsin Credit Union


Wisconsin Farmers Union


2024 Bronze Sponsors  
Cedar CorpXcel Energy 
2024 Supporters  
Andersen CorporationDesair Lake Restoration, Inc.Dunn County Fish and Game
Red Cedar Lakes AssociationWaznik Moseler Group LLCWisconsin Green Fire
2024 Community Contributors  
Chetek Lakes Protection AssociationEiden and Hatfield, LLCMSA
Rotary Club of Menomonie