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                          WI and MN SEA GRANT
                             NEWS RELEASE

3/08/06
Contact: Marie Zhuikov, mzhuikov@umn.edu or (218) 726-7677

A Tale of Two Estuaries Science Panel

In celebration of the St. Louis River Citizen Action Committee's 10th
anniversary, the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs are
offering a free public science panel. "A Tale of Two Estuaries:
Restoring the Endangered Ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay and St. Louis
River" will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Wisconsin
Indianhead Technical Institute Conference Center, 600 N 21 St.,
Superior, Wisc.

The panel will feature keynote speaker Dr. Beth McGee, senior water
quality scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The
foundation is the largest conservation organization dedicated to
restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It operates 15 environmental
education programs and has more than 140,000 active members and a $17.5
million annual budget.

Dr. McGee will discuss how the CBF has helped restore the Chesapeake
Bay estuary and the science that drives the foundation's programs. She
will also give tips about how to motivate public participation in
watershed restoration programs.

Her talk will be followed by interactive panel presentations by 4-5
local St. Louis River experts who will discuss the progress made in
areas such as fisheries, habitat, and water quality issues. Local
speakers include John Lindgren with the Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources, Deborah Swackhamer with the University of Minnesota Twin
Cities, Heidi Bauman with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and
Lynelle Hanson with the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee.

Audience questions will be welcomed. Refreshments provided.

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