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March 25, 2013

‘Wetlands’ to be focus of April 3rd workshop at Glen Oaks Community College

Wetlands in St. Joseph County and, in particular, the Prairie River Watershed, will be the focal point of a ‘Wetland Wonders’ workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd at Glen Oaks Community College.

The event will take place in the college’s Dresser Auditorium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Rachel Smith, Prairie River Watershed coordinator, talked about the upcoming ‘Wetland Wonders’ workshop during the annual meeting of the St. Joseph County Conservation District last week.

During an interview with the River Country Journal, Rachel Smith, Prairie River Watershed coordinator, indicated the workshop will highlight wetlands in the county and the Prairie River Watershed, their functions and how they influence water quality and our daily lives, and a tool that has been developed to help preserve and restore wetlands.  (Rachel Smith audio clip – :50)

Anyone with an interest in wetlands is invited to attend the Wetland Wonders workshop.  Persons who would like to attend are asked to RSVP to the St. Joseph County Conservation District at (269) 467-6336, extension 5.

For additional insights on this topic, click on the following link to listen to the interview with Rachel Smith, recorded by Bruce Snook of the River Country JournalRachel Smith interview (4:13 – 3.86 MB).






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