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Sinkholes, Karst, and Groundwater Workshop

Course Description:

The St. Croix County Community Development Department and St. Croix County UW-Extension are hosting a Sinkholes, Karst, and Groundwater Workshop overviewing their influence on agriculture and the environment in St. Croix County. 

The workshop, which will take place on Tuesday July 17th from 9:30AM to 4:00PM, will be held at the American Legion in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Registration begins at 9:00.

Producers and certified crop advisors are invited to attend and learn about the geology of northwestern Wisconsin and how this geology influences groundwater contamination risk. The workshop will also include a field visit to a local quarry with karst features common to the region.

Tentative Agenda:

9:30 Welcome and overview of the day

9:35 Understanding karst and groundwater issues in northwestern Wisconsin

10:10 Groundwater testing & monitoring

10:30 Non-metallic mining

10:40 Break

10:50 St. Croix County geology

11:15 Mapping shallow bedrock: what we’ve learned

11:45 Sinkholes and depth to bedrock at county-wide scales

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Field Tour: Groundwater flow pathways seen from quarry outcrops

3:30 Return to Baldwin, Adjourn

Pre-registration is recommended. Cost is $10 per person with lunch included.  A coach bus will be provided for the afternoon field tour.

For more information or to register, contact:
Ryan Sterry, UW-Extension St. Croix County
(715) 531-1930, ryan.sterry@ces.uwex.edu
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/8UU1qSfc2LBNZ9vm2

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 9:30AM
End Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:30PM
Format: In-person
Location: 410 Maple Street
Baldwin, Wisconsin
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Cost: free course
Partners: St. Croix County Community Development Department
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Course Topics: Conservation Planning
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