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Creating Public Outreach Information to Support a Culture of Water Quality Stewardship in the Zumbro Watershed

Ayers Looby, Bridget

This project was a combined effort between the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, The Center for Changing Landscapes, and The Zumbro Watershed Partnership. The focus of the position was to assist in gathering historic, water quality impairment, and ecological data about the Zumbro River watershed in southern Minnesota. These findings were added to a previous body of information on the Zumbro River watershed compiled by the Center for Changing Landscapes. Eventually, this assembly of research will assist in the creation of informational kiosks, or “education stations” in public spaces within the watershed, and be used to apply for further grant funding on behalf of the Zumbro Watershed Partnership. The research was focused on gathering information on three specific sites in the watershed: Mantorville, Wanamingo, and Greenbridge. Although Mantorville, Wanamingo, and Greenbridge are geographically similar, their background and present use is quite different. It was discussed during initial meetings with the Center for Changing Landscapes that the historic and cultural context of each of the sites should be addressed. These nuances were explored in order to best cater the education stations to each site.

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Prepared in partnership with The Center for Changing Landscapes and the Zumbro Watershed Partnership by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP), which is administered by the Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
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