2024 Agenda

View all events for the 2024 Prairie Lakes Conference and register for events here.

Wednesday, August 7th Presentations and Field Tours

8:00 – 8:30 am

Check-in and Breakfast – Lakeside Lab, Mahan Hall

8:30 – 9:00 am

Welcome

9:00 – 9:30 am

Silver Lake Shoreline stabilization and Savanna restoration, phases 1-3 of 4. (Dusten Paulus/Chris LaRue)

9:30 – 10:00 am

Silver Lake Fen Rescue and Management (Dusten Paulus)

10:00 – 10:30 am

Okoboji View Wetland Complex and New Phelps addition (Chris LaRue/Mark Gulick)

10:30 – 11:00 am

Terrestrial invasives of the Great Lakes region (Dusten Paulus)

11:00 – 11:30 am

Garlock Slough remnant rescue and pumping project (Dusten Paulus/Chris LaRue)

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Field Tours – Load Rides Bus

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Silver Lake Shoreline restoration and look at invasive species

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Silver Lake fen rescue site and look at invasive species issues

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Okoboji View Wetland complex and new Phelps project site

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Garlock Slough remnant prairie rescue and pumping project

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Reception (West O Brewing, 503 Terrace Park Blvd, West Okoboji)

Thursday, August 8th Presentation and Field Tour

8:30 – 9:00 am

Check-in and Breakfast – Lakeside Lab, Mahan Hall

9:00 – Noon

Presentations on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), Management of Invasive Species & Water Quality

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Field Tour of AIS Management Activities

Friday, August 9th Breakfast and Community Conversation

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Check-in and Breakfast; Lakeside Lab – Mahan Hall

9:00 am – Noon

Community Conversation – Join local experts from the DNR, Soil and Water Conservation District, and more to discuss topics of interest to the Iowa Great Lakes Community.


Saturday, August 10th

Okoboji Blue Water Festival