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  • REI 750 American Blvd W Bloomington, MN United States (map)


Topic: Soil Health 101: A Little Cover Goes a Long Way

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Where: REI Bloomington, 750 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN 55420

The Forum will be held in the REI Conference Room

Cost: Free for Current Members of the Wetland Professionals Association

$30 for Nonmembers and $10 for students (both include a 1-year WPA membership)

Agenda: 2:00-2:30 Registration, Cookies, Coffee, and Conversation

2:30-3:30 Presentation

3:30-4:30 Q&A and Discussion

Forum Topic: Ann will dig into the question of why soil is not “dirt,” but a dynamic, highly diverse ecosystem and will discuss findings of the Soil Health Initiative, with an eye toward the potential impacts of healthier soil on Minnesota’s wetlands.


Dr. Ann Marie Journey, USDA-NRCS

Dr. Ann Marie Journey is the Soil Health Coordinator (ACES) with USDA-NRCS in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as Minneapolis Team Leader for the Hennepin County Wetland Health Evaluation Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and History from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Science in Zoology from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Minnesota. Her research focused on corn rootworm, and included studies of conventional insecticides, biological control and ecological evaluations of transgenic, herbicide-tolerant and rootworm-resistant corn.

WDCP Credits: TBD

PWS Credits: 2 Credit Hours

Earlier Event: November 14
Board Meeting
Later Event: December 7
Winter Soiree