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Thanks to all those who were able to attend the training and especially to our presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise!!!

Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin, with funding support from the Xcel Energy - Natural Resource Fund, recently held a Stormwater Pond Vegetation Maintenance training in the City of Menomonie in west central Wisconsin on May 4, 2022.  As a courtesy to attendees and those unable to attend the full-day training, the presentations by State and industry leading experts and professionals are included below for reference. 


While there are no immediate plans to hold this training in the future, please reach out to our Stormwater Outreach Coordinator - Landon Profaizer by e-mail for additional information or if you would like to be notified of similar upcoming training events. 

Click here for a copy of the training agenda.

Training Sessions & Presentation Materials (click titles for slides):

Stormwater Do’s & Don’ts

Bill McElroy, P.E. - Assistant City Engineer - City of Chippewa Falls
President Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin

Mike Mroz - Director of Public Works & Parks - City of Hudson
Treasurer Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin

Megen Hines - Environmental Program Coordinator - City of Menomonie
Secretary Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Codes, Regulations & Permitting
Teagan Seneczko - Water Resources Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Best Practices for Pond Maintenance & Dredging
Kristin Seaman - Environmental Resources Specialist, City of Woodbury MN
Evan Sieben - Streets Lead Worker, City of Woodbury MN


Seed Mixtures for Ponds, Ditches & Erosion Control
Sam Bauer & Ryan Danielson - RAMY Turf Products

Managing Pond Vegetation & Invasives
Tyler Mesalk - Water Resources Management Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Best Practices for Pond Inspections
Madison Erie - Field & Laboratory Technician, City of Red Wing MN

Pond Tracking & Technology
Jake Newhall, P.E. - Project Manager/Associate, WSB Engineering

Additional Pond Maintenance Materials/Guides:

(developed in 2015 by Waukesha County Department of Parks & Land Use with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

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Road Map Infographic: Storm Water Asset Management Program (SWAMP)

(developed by WSB Engineering)

Cattail Management for Stormwater BMPs - January 2021

(developed by The City of Watertown, Wisconsin)

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