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Enviro-Mich message from "thornapple river" <thornapple@hotmail.com>
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There is still space available in the Thornapple River Watershed Management 
Short Course that starts September 9, 1999.  The course is 20 hours of 
instruction and will be held at Caledonia High School in Kent County (near 
Grand Rapids).  Please join us!

I will be happy to fax a brochure to anyone interested, or the brochure can 
be seen online at
http://www.angelfire.com/wa/riverhouse/courseform.html

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Protecting our surface and groundwater from nonpoint source pollution means 
examining land use and it's impact on water quality. Managing water 
resources from a land use perspective is called watershed management.

This course is designed for local officials, residents, landowners, 
educators, builders, developers, and real estate agents concerned with water 
quality and land use issues in the West Michigan area.

Learn:
* Thornapple River features and watershed science
* Historical perspectives of watershed management
* Sources of local information and resources
* Watershed planning and community action

Participants attending all five sessions will receive a certificate of 
completion. Two Michigan State University Continuing Education Units and 
Certified Crop Advisor credits have been requested.

Course schedule :

September 9, 6-10 p.m. (Thurs);  Thornapple River overview by the Thornapple 
River Watershed Group. Watershed geology, watershed boundaries, soils, and 
hydrology with Dr. David Lusch, MSU.

September 16, 6-10 p.m. (Thurs); The Michigan DEQ, Kent County Health 
Department, FTC & H Engineering, Potowatomi RC & D, and MSU Extention 
discuss water quality facts and issues.

September 23, 6-10 p.m. (Thurs.); Dr. Dickason of WMU GEM Center will 
examine the historical relationships between west Michigan's abundant water 
resources and its land use patternes. Current land use trends specific to 
the Thornapple River Watershed will be highlighted along with successful 
local and statewide watershed projects.

September 30, 3-7 p.m. Watershed Expo. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Network 
with organizations involved in water quality issues and projects at the 
Watershed Expo. Discover Available rsources and make contacts with 
individuals working on watershed programs. A gathering of exhibits and 
presenters who work in land use and water quality in West Michigan.

September 30, 7-10 p.m. Explore the role of local officials and resource 
professionals in the watershed planning process. Kent County Drain 
Commissioner, Timberland RC & D.  Learn how to move your message throught 
effective and fun educational activities.
West Michigan Environmental Action Council, MSU Extension, Thornapple River 
Watershed Group.

October 2, Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Watershed Tour. A hands-on visit of 
the local sites, features and problem areas discussed during previous 
sessions. Bring your WADERS!! Gourmet Box Lunch and presentation of 
certificates will follow.


Course fee is $75.00.


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"The mission of the Thornapple River Watershed Group is to protect the 
ecology of the Thornapple River and its tributaries."

Patricia Pennell
Director of Educational Programs
616-891-8817
fax 616-891-9820
thornapple@hotmail.com

Thornapple River Watershed Group
P.O. Box 341
Caledonia, Michigan 49316
thornappleriver@hotmail.com

http://come.to/theThornappleRiver
http://www.thornappleriver.com



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