Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Land, Water and People Coming Together!
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9th Annual Conference
Thursday, March 12, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

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

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
  • 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

Register to Attend

Standard registration rate valid through March 11
Registration Form
Conference Fees


Early Bird Registration fee through March 11: $35.00 per person
Registration fee day of event: $45.00 per person
Student registration fee: $20.00 per person**

**Includes one-year membership in the Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association.

At-a-Glance Schedule

Registration and Check-In
7:30-8:30 AM
Memorial Student Center 2nd floor Skylight Lounge
Welcome and Overview
8:30-8:45 AM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall
Opening Keynote
8:45-9:55 AM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall
Networking and Exhibitor Break
9:55-10:15 AM
Memorial Student Center
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1-3
10:15-11:15 AM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall, Ballrooms, Cedar/Maple Wood Rooms

11:15 AM-12:10 PM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall

Afternoon Keynote
12:10-1:20 PM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall

Break (to get to next activity)
1:20-1:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 4-6 
1:30-2:30 PM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall, Ballrooms, Cedar/Maple Wood Rooms

Networking and Exhibitor  Break
2:30-2:50 PM
Memorial Student Center
Closing Keynote
2:50-4:00 PM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall
Closing Remarks
4:00 PM
Memorial Student Center Great Hall

2020 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
Tiffani Taggart, Outreach Program Manager
Professional Education Programs, Discovery Center, UW-Stout

Kelly Lake
Lake Family Farms

Cathy Usborne
Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association
Tom Quinn, Executive Director
Wisconsin Farmers Union-Retired
Ron Verdon, Community
Buzz Sorge, Lake Management Planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Retired
Daniel Zerr, Natural Resource Educator

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Information for Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sessions & Presenters

Information about Sessions & Presenters
2020 Platinum Sponsors    

Community Foundation of Dunn County Logo

UW-Stout Logo

Dunn County Seal

2020 Gold Sponsors    




City of Menomonie Logo

Mayo Clinic Logo


2020 Silver Sponsors    

Jennie-O Turkey Store Logo

2020 Bronze Sponsors    

WI Farmers Union Logo


Cedar Corp Logo

Xcel Energy Logo

Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin Logo

2020 Supporters    
Dairy State Bank Desair Lake Restoration, Inc Phillip and Randi Steans
in honor of Dick & Marilyn Lamers
Red Cedar Lakes Association Rice Lake, Lake Protection
and Rehabilitation District
Wisconsin Lakes
Wisconsin Lakes Partnerships    
2020 Community
Chetek Lakes Protection Association Clean Wisconsin Rotary Club of Menomonie
Sustainable Dunn WESTconsin