2017 Annual Legislative Gathering
On November 2, 2017 at the Hiawatha Lodge in Pipestone, MN - RCRCA hosted a joint educational event with Area II MN River Basin Projects to educate county commissioners, soil and water conservation district supervisors and staff, watershed district managers and staff, area legislators, agency representatives and other interested parties on the annual highlights of both organizations. Jeff Strock with Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton was the guest speaker on the effectiveness of side inlet designs on ditch systems. Senator Bill Weber also attended and spoke to the group on business at the capitol and answer questions. The meeting concluded with a meal catered by the Hatfield Roadhouse.
Our meeting is concluded with a meal, this year our caterer was the Hatfield Roadhouse.
Lyon County Commissioners Charles Sanow and Gary Crowley with Pipestone SWCD Supervisor Arvin Pater.
Cottonwood SWCD Supervisor Clark Lingbeek and Brown SWCD Greg Roiger.
Redwood County Commissioner Dennis Groebner and Yellow Medicine River Watershed Manager Tim Dritz.
Yellow Medicine Commissioners Gary Johnson and Glen Kack.
Lincoln SWCD Supervisor Glen Sorensen and Pipestone SWCD Supervisor Arvin Pater.
Lincoln SWCD Supervisor Glen Sorensen, Former Lyon County Commissioner Phil Nelson and Lincoln SWCD Supervisor (YMRWD Manager) John Boulton.
Murray County Ditch Inspector Howard Konkol and Pipestone SWCD Administrator Kyle Krier.
East Dakota Water Development Jay Gilbertson and Area II/RCRCA Executive Director Kerry Netzke.
RCRCA/Area II Office Manager Joy Bruns and Murray County Commissioner James Jens.
Area II/RCRCA Executive Director Kerry Netzke, Congressmen Peterson's Aid Meg Louwagie, Pipestone County Commissioner Luke Johnson and Cottonwood County Commissioner Norman Holmen.
Area II/RCRCA Executive Director Kerry Netzke.
Murray County Commissioners Lori Gunnink, Glenn "Corky" Kluis, James Jens.
DNR Lucas Youngsma and MN SW Research & Outreach Jeff Strock (guest speaker).
DNR Lucas Youngsma and Lyon SWCD John Biren.
Pipestone County Commissioner Luke Johnson and Former Lyon County Commissioner Phil Nelson.
Pipestone County Commissioner (Area II Chairman) Luke Johnson, Senator Bill Weber and Cottonwood County Commissioner (RCRCA Chairman) Norman Holmen.
Congressman Collin Peterson's Aid Meg Louwagie and Pipestone County Commissioner Luke Johnson.
Lincoln County Commissioner Mic VanDevere and Pipestone County Commissioner Dan Wildermuth.
Lyon County Commissioner Rick Anderson and Former Murray County Commissioner Dave Thiner.
Senator Bill Weber speaking with Murray County Glenn Kluis.
Senator Bill Weber speaking with Cottonwood County Commissioner Norman Holmen. Senator Weber update us on current state business being conducted at the capitol.
LQP-YB Watershed District Administrator Trudy Hastad, LQP-YB WD Managers Darrel Ellefson and Tim Dritz.
Former Lyon County Commissioner Phil Nelson with Senator Bill Weber and Murray County Commissioner Glenn Kluis.