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Conversations of the Valley

'Protecting the Places We Love' was inspired by the upcoming 50th anniversary of Earth Day, founded on April 22, 1970 by  U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. 

 

Mr. Nelson (1916-2005) was born and raised in Clear Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. He served as Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Senator from 1958 - 1981. In 1995 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on environmental issues.

 

It seems fitting that a global environmental movement was initiated by a leader with such deep ties to the St. Croix Valley. 'Protecting the Places We Love' is as much a call to action today as it was 50 years ago. 

2019-20 Speaker Series

'Protecting the Places We Love'

Hosted By

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With Support From

Conversations of the Valley

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Wed. Jan. 15, 2020 / Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

"Current State of the Environmental Movement" presented by The Nature Conservancy

The evolution of America's robust conservation movement, which has important ties to the St. Croix Valley, will be discussed historically followed by a deep dive into The Nature Conservancy's 68-year history and its work to create a world where people and nature thrive.

Co-presented by: 

Michael Lansing, Augsburg University Assoc. Professor of History

Michael Pressman, The Nature Conservancy Director of Habitat Protection

COST: 

$21 per person (includes lunch)

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE:

Pay online or via check to

SCVF/COV

516 2nd Street, Su 214

Hudson, WI 54016

Payment due morning prior to event.

LOCATION/SCHEDULE:

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

 

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m.

Speaker begins: 12 noon

Q & A: 12:45 p.m.

Program concludes 1:00 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 18, 2020 / Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

"The Forever Green Agriculture Initiative" presented by Dr. Don Wyse

Reservations Will Open

Late January

Dr. Don Wyse, professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics/U of M presents the 'Forever Green Initiative' --putting new crops in the eco system to improve the economic situation for farmers and the sustainability of our environment.

COST: 

$21 per person (includes lunch)

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE:

Pay online or via check to

SCVF/COV

516 2nd Street, Su 214

Hudson, WI 54016

Payment due morning prior to event.

LOCATION/SCHEDULE:

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

 

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m.

Speaker begins: 12 noon

Q & A: 12:45 p.m.

Program concludes 1:00 p.m.

Wed. May 13, 2020 / Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

"Xcel Energy: Delivering Reliable, Affordable Clean Energy For St. Croix Valley Customers" presented by Xcel Energy

Learn about Xcel Energy’s plans to deliver reliable, affordable, clean energy to our St. Croix Valley homes and businesses. 

 

Xcel Energy's Upper Midwest Energy Plan outlines how Xcel will aggressively reduce carbon emissions to provide 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. As the first electric generation company in the nation to announce such an ambitious goal,  Xcel Energy leadership will share its vision and plan regarding clean energy transition, which includes expanding wind and solar while ensuring reliability and affordability.

Reservations Will Open

Late March

COST: 

$21 per person (includes lunch)

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE:

Pay online or via check to

SCVF/COV

516 2nd Street, Su 214

Hudson, WI 54016

Payment due morning prior to event.

LOCATION/SCHEDULE:

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

 

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m.

Speaker begins: 12 noon

Q & A: 12:45 p.m.

Program concludes 1:00 p.m.

Conversations of the Valley is a community speaker series that's been informing and inspiring since 2004. The purpose is to bring community members together to address issues relevant to the St. Croix Valley region. 

 

By talking about issues, discussing them and asking questions, community members gain insights which often lead to meaningful action.

Topics are presented 4 times per year at a luncheon.

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Phone:  715-386-9490

info@scvfoundation.org

Fax:  715-386-1250

St. Croix Valley Foundation

516 Second Street (suite 214)

Hudson, WI 54016

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