Water Quality Workshop Planned for Sept. 9

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug 23, 2010 – “Water Quality Enhancement,” a water quality workshop, is being offered Sept 9 in the Redhawks Room at the University Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

The course, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open to the public, will focus on issues related to water quality, how to implement water quality practices and conservation practices.

The course will include a field trip to the David M. Barton Agricultural Center in Gordonville, Mo. Demonstrations and speakers will showcase water quality practices.

The course is sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University, the Missouri Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Instructors will include Brad Pobst and Larry Heggemann, Missouri Department of Conservation; Monica Barnfield and James Hunt, Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Dr. Indi Braden, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Agriculture.

Textbooks and supplies will be provided.

The workshop is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service as partial fulfillment of the grant titled “Educational Workshops for Water Quality Enhancement and Water Shed Protection.”

Space is limited. Registration is required by Sept. 7.

To register, contact Cape Girardeau County USDA Service Center, NRCS Area at (573) 243-1467, ext. 3.

For more information, contact Dr. Indi Braden at (573) 651-2793 or isbraden@semo.edu