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Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Event Status Update: 1/13/2022 Cancelled

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


The Red Cedar Watershed Conference will not be held this year. The committee decided that the health of the community is being stressed to its limits by Covid-19 and that an in-person event like ours would not be in everyone’s best interest.

The Conference will be back with a great program as always, celebrating our 11th year on March 9th, 2023. Our team works year-round to bring in presenters knowledgeable about current conditions on our watershed.  We want to provide a safe environment where individuals can meet and discuss personal experiences and form new relationships to build a better future.

Thank you for your past support and we look forward to connecting with you.


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 
Conference Fees
Early Bird Registration fee through March 9: $35.00 per person
Registration fee day of event: $45.00 per person
Student registration fee: $20.00 per person
At-a-Glance Schedule

2022 Schedule

Registration and Check-in Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction 
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Opening Keynote - Mark Seeley
8:45 - 9:45 AM
Break & Exhibitor Time
9:45 - 10:15 AM

Morning Breakout Sessions (3)
10:15 - 11:05 AM

Lunch & Exhibitor Time
11:05 - 12:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote - Rick Clark
12:05 - 1:05 PM

Break & Exhibitor Time  
1:05 - 1:35 PM

Networking/Discussion Time
1:35 - 2:25 PM  

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3)
2:25 - 3:15 PM
Break & Exhibitor Time
3:15 - 3:30 PM

Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks - Dick Lamers
3:30 - 4:00 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

2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Information for Sponsors & Exhibitors

2022 Sessions & Presenters

Information about Sessions & Presenters - Coming Soon
2022 Platinum Sponsors    
2022 Gold Sponsors    

City of Menomonie Logo

Dunn County Seal  
2022 Bronze Sponsors    

Cedar Corporation

Xcel Energy


2022 Supporters    
2022 Community Contributors