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Additional Networking Opportunities
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 7:00-11:00 pm
Titletown Brewing Company
This informal gathering of lake lovers is a great way for newcomers to "get their feet wet" and for seasoned convention attendees to reconnect. There will be a handful of Wisconsin Lake Leaders graduates - and trust us, you'll want to know what they've been up to! Never heard of Lake Leaders? Well, here's your opportunity to meet some of the lake citizens and professionals who have earned the title of "Wisconsin Lake Leader," and find out what this leadership opportunity sparked them to accomplish and how they continue to be committed to Wisconsin's amazing lakes.
There will also be Wisconsin Lakes Board Members, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource Professionals, UW-Extension Lakes Specialists and other lake educators and enthusiasts.
This reception is covered by your Wednesday registration fee and will include appetizers and beverages.
Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 am
Quita Sheehan from Phelps, Wisconsin will lead participants through basic yoga poses in a mellow and relaxed environment. Participants should bring a yoga mat or bath towel with them. Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended. Free and welcome to all ages and levels of interest.
We're All In This Together: Celebrating Diversity
A Digital Production
Wednesday, 9:00 am
A UW-Stevens Point collaboration of UWEX Lakes in the College of Natural Resources and the Noel Fine Arts Center
There are many things that make our lake communities diverse. Sit back and enjoy as we celebrate this diversity - you might even learn something! The enchanting music of UWSP student Alaric Coussons tickles your urgency for spring at the lake while narrator Peter W. Hargarten (also a UWSP student) reminds us that “we are all in this together.” This digital production is brought to you through the continued partnership of UWEX Lakes and the UW-Stevens Point music department.
Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating the 2013 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award winners and new nominees at our banquet and awards ceremony on Wednesday evening. The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership presents the annual Lake Stewardship Awards to recognize the extraordinary volunteer and professional efforts of individuals and groups who protect and improve our lakes. People are nominated for Stewardship Awards by their peers - what a meaningful way to say, "Thank you!" to the people in your community who work so hard to care for our lakes. Winners of these awards join a select group of women, men, students, and organizations whose unmatched dedication, vision, and commitment ensure that Wisconsin's legacy of lakes will be safe and secure for generations to come.
Celebrating Diversity After Hours
Wednesday, 8:00-11:00 pm
This informal gathering is a time to share your favorite lake stories, poems, quotes, and songs (or make some up on the fly). Make new friends and reminisce with old ones. If you have an instrument, bring it along! The only requirement is that you relax and enjoy yourself!
Education Tables and Exhibitor Booths
Tuesday through Thursday
Education tables will line the exterior halls of the KI Center with all kinds of lake information. You will be able to gain insights to statewide programs like the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, Clean Boats, Clean Waters, and Water Action Volunteers, as well as ask questions to folks from nonprofit organizations like Golden Sands RC&D. Be sure to also chat with the professionals in the exhibit hall about lake management and other consulting services. For exhibitor information, check in with our partners at Wisconsin Lakes. http://www.wisconsinlakes.org/index.php/wisconsin-lakes-partnership-convention
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