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Partnership to bring weekly presentations about waterway issues

Published 5:07pm Friday, May 31, 2013

The Cedar River Watershed District and Vision 2020 Waterways will offer weekly presentations in June at the Austin Public Library as part of a first-time Waterways Awareness & Appreciation Month.

Informational displays and handouts related to flooding, water quality, recreational opportunities, the Cedar River State Water Trail, Vision 2020 Waterways projects and more will be offered throughout the month. A special display area will be set up near the back of the library, where a reading area overlooks the Cedar River’s Mill Pond.

“CRWD and Vision 2020 want to offer interesting and fun presentations to engage more with the public and educate them on the Cedar River and other local waterways,” CRWD Administrator Bev Nordby said. “We’re very grateful to the library for helping us make this month-long effort a reality.”

Five one-hour presentations free to the public are set for June in the library’s large meeting room. They will be at 6:30 p.m. June 4 and June 13, noon on June 18, and 6:30 p.m. June 20 and 26.


“Water Quality – Reviving Our River”

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, Austin Public Library

Presenters: James Fett, CRWD Watershed technician; Tim Ruzek, CRWD public outreach coordinator.


“Flooding in Austin & the Cedar River Watershed”

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Austin Public Library

Presenters: Steven Lang, Austin city engineer for Austin; Justin Hanson, CRWD resource specialist.


“Cedar River Watershed: Photo History” — sponsored by Mower County Historical Society

Noon on Tuesday, June 18, Austin Public Library. Bring a lunch.

Presenters: Tim Ruzek, CRWD public outreach coordinator; and CRWD staff.


“Vision 2020 Waterways”

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Austin Public Library

Presenters: Members of the Austin Vision 2020 Waterways Committee.


“East Side Lake: Past & Future”

6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Austin Public Library

Presenters: Laura Helle, Vision 2020 director of creative vision; CRWD staff.

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