Come explore the Red River Basin and learn about the efforts to provide adequate drainage while protecting water quality, reduce the risk of flooding, and provide for fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation.
Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead
Call hotel directly at 218-284-1000 for $129/night using code MNW
$125 for bus tour only
$175 for full conference
*Registration will increase $25 / person starting June 19th*
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6-9 Wednesday, June 26
Hjemkomst Center Tour, Social and Dinner (Shuttles available from the Marriott)
Come join us at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota, situated on the Red River of the North. The evening will begin with a social and dinner inside the historic museum that serves as a home for the Hjemkomst Viking Ship. Mark Peihl, Red River Historian, will discuss the history of the steamboat industry on the Red and other fun historical river facts. We will also have presenters from River Keepers and the Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District including a short walk down to the river. Other tours of the museum and ship will be offered throughout the evening.
8:30 – 4:30 Thursday, June 27
Bus Tour (Bus departs from the Marriott Hotel, Moorhead)
Hop on the tour bus for an up close and personal look at some exciting projects in the Southern Red River Basin in both Minnesota and North Dakota. The projects cover a wide range of topics that include water quality, drainage, flood damage reduction, soil conservation, and fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation. We will also be having lunch at one of the Minnesota’s Discovery Farms - Nordick Farm.
8:30 – 11:30 Friday, June 28
Spotlight on the Red River Basin (Presentations at the Marriott Conference Center, Moorhead)
This session will include presentations on the 2019 flood, along with an overview of the efforts to provide flood protection in the rural areas, as well as large cities like Fargo and Moorhead. Hear how multiple watersheds, states, and countries work together to plan and implement flood reduction projects, including an overview of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project.