Meeting Annoucement

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The Beaverhead Watershed Committee will not have a regular meeting in November due to the Missouri Headwaters Partnership event on November 12th in Twin Bridges. The Partnership invites everyone to presentations on the “Cooperative Watershed Management Act of 2009” and “Groundwater Assessments and Investigations using GWIP?, GWAP?, and GWOTHER?”.

Tom Hinz will speak on the Cooperative Watershed Management Act of 2009 on Thursday, November 12, in Twin Bridges at the Missouri Headwaters Partnership’s annual gathering. Mr. Hinz is the Coordinator for the Montana Wetlands Legacy Partnership which works with agencies, producers, land trusts, and watershed groups doing restoration projects. Also speaking will be Tom Patton and John Wheaton of the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology who will describe their groundwater assessments and investigations. Jennifer Boyer will overview the 2008 Farm Bill’s Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program grazing pilot work toward identify landowners who may want to enroll in this exciting new program through the Intermountain West Joint Venture, Ducks Unlimited, and NRCS.

The Missouri Headwaters Partnership, a collaboration of nine upper Missouri watershed groups, is working to enhance upper Missouri conservation groups in improving local water availability, water quality, ranchland health, and invasive plants. The 2009 event will be the sixth annual gathering highlighting conservation issues of interest and importance in the Upper Missouri. The Partnership is inviting all those interested to attend this no-cost event. The Beaverhead Watershed Committee will also provide a handout on their current watershed activities.

The evening’s festivities will start at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner at the Twin Bridges High School cafeteria (210 W. 6th Ave., Twin Bridges), followed at 7 p.m. with the evening’s presentations and questions for the evening’s speakers. For more information contact Katie Tackett from the Beaverhead Watershed Committee at 988-0191.