Watershed & Climate Summit 2020

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Watershed & Climate Summit 2020

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Harnessing soil, water, renewable energy and healthy ecosystems to fight against climate change!

Practical learning and networking for students, landowners, water stewards, climate activists, and citizens of all ages… Bringing together people doing regenerative agriculture and soil health work on the land with pioneers in wind, solar, electric vehicles and energy storage.


8:00 AM-8:45 AM – Registration, refreshments, networking

8:45 AM – Welcome and Introductions, Jill Crafton, Summit Organizer, MN Izaak Walton League, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek WD Board, BWSR Board Member

9:00 AM – Growing a Resilient Farm & Ranch Ecosystem, Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz, Stoney Creek Farm, Regenerative Farmers

9:45 AM – Farmers Leading the Way for Soil Health; How SWCDs Can Help, Holly Hatlewick, Renville Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator

10:15 AM – Break

10:30 AM – Soil Health Demonstration, Holly Hatlewick

11:00 AM – Leveraging Federal Dollars to Promote Soil Health in Minnesota, Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director, Izaak Walton League of America

11:30 AM – Q & A: “How Functioning Ecosystems Are Providing Climate Solutions” Morning Presenters

12:00 PM – Box lunch and networking

1:00 PM – Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Lissa Pawlisch CERTs (Clean Energy Resource Teams)

1:45 PM – Electric Vehicles and Clean Car Standards, Jukka Kukkonen, Plug-In-Connect and MN EV Owners Association

2:30 PM – Break

2:45 PM – Minnesota Leading by Example in Sustainability, Anne Hunt, Director of MN Office of Enterprise Sustainability

3:15 PM – Discussion “How Can We Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions?”


March 7, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South Partnership Center
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
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Minnesota Izaak Walton League Bush Lake Chapter
Minnesota Soil Health Coalition
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