Friday, March 6, 2009

3-Day Road-Stream Crossing workshop to be held in Rhinelander

RHINELANDER – People who design or install road crossings over streams, manage road systems, and manage or permit activities in streams would be interested in an up coming 3–day workshop hosted by the U-W Extension and Department of Natural Resources. The “Road/Stream Crossings – Inventory Assessment, Design, and Construction workshop is being held April 21 through April 23 at Holiday Acres Resort near Rhinelander.

“This hands-on workshop involves field activities and actual case studies that will improve a persons ability to assess, design and install culverts at road-stream crossing, said Jon Simonsen, environmental review coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources. He added that participants should wear weather protective clothes and rubber boots or waders.

Among the many topics covered in the workshop will be how road crossing affect streams, inventory, assessment and prioritization at a site, erosion control, road culvert construction and Wisconsin laws relating to road-stream crossings.

A $100 fee covers food for some meals and a workshop binder with handouts and CD. The deadline for enrollment is April 3 and the class size is limited. Anyone interested in enrolling can do so either on the internet at Wisconsin's Basin Education Initiative or mail to UWEX Headwaters Basin, Attn: Rhinelander Road/Stream Crossing Workshop, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI. 54501.

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