Our water is in trouble and we are all in the same boat. We need clean water for drinking and industry, and healthy ecosystems to support the life around us. It is time for us all to jump in, learn about what can be done, and get going on doing it!
On January 11, the Galena Rotary partnered with the League of Women Voters Jo Daviess County to hold a day-long conference at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena. This conference, titled “Water, We're all in the Same Boat” was part of the 30th Annual Galena Rotary Roundtable. There was a series of excellent talks at this conference, most of which are now posted on YouTube for all who missed the conference. Thanks to Robert Lieberman for the videos, and to all the speakers for their presentations!
Chapter 1: Mississippi River Watershed Report Card Harald Jordahl, Director, America’s Watershed Initiative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuGacnAyIIo
Chapter 2: Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Amy Burns Walkenbach, Manager, IEPA Watershed Management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeDQRrLm3w&t=9s
Chapter 3, The 4Rs: On-Farm Nutrient Stewardship Jean Payne, President, Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0BLY-sNE9g
Chapter 4. One Drop at a Time: Valuing Rain Water Marcus De La Fleur, Landscape Architect, de la fleur LLC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDoeK3AGokw
Chapter 5, Panel Discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSJwkXl7COU
Chapter 6, The World Water Crisis–Rotary Solutions , Val Johnson, member, Board of Directors of the “Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group”, representing North America in Rotary’s quest to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education throughout the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXZhYkLv5hM&t=450s
Chapter 7: Building Consensus – Bonnie Cox and Beth Baranski, League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=kd7vU5g1nIw
Chapter 8: Apple Canyon Lake Watershed Plan Paula McFeely Wiener and Darryle Burmeister, Resource Conservationist, Jo Daviess SWCD https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=c5a_QhZEVz4