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ADV - Restoration of Wetlands and the Value of Wetland Credit Banking

Restoration of Wetlands and the Value of Wetland Credit Banking website

8000 County Road 110 West
Mound, MN 55364

The Mader family transitioned 41 acres of cropland to restored wetlands on the family farm near St. Bonifacius, MN, establishing the only wetland credit bank in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Learn about the frustrations, rewards, costs, and revenue with the 9-year effort which was recently determined to now have more than 95% Minnesota native plants. During this session, we will hear firsthand how the Mader family worked with consultant Wes Boll of Moore Engineering to restore the wetlands. We will also conduct vegetation transects to provide additional data on the status of the restoration.

Weather permitting, this session will take place primarily outdoors so please come prepared with long pants, a water bottle, waterproof or water repellant boots, and any desired field guides, including the iNaturalist app.

The course fee of $35 includes all materials and supplies.

The course cost is $35 and includes course manuals and supplies.

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Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg (she/her/hers) is an Extension Educator with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program. She holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota. Within the Minnesota Master Naturalist program, Britt develops and leads advanced training opportunities that lead to volunteer service. When she's not working, you may find her hiking with her nose to the ground to look for bees and other pollinators or wrangling her rambunctious toddler, Wren.

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