2018 Agenda

Agenda

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Field Tour 9:00 – 11:30

Okoboji View Golf Course

Lunch at Okoboji View 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Thursday Afternoon – conference presentations with plenary

Welcome and Opening 1:00 – 1:15

Plenary 1:15 – 2:00

Break 2:00 – 2:30

Concurrent Sessions 2:30 – 5:00

Track 1 – General Interest (Management Strategies)

  1. Lake Management Strategies – Appropriate Uses and Return on Investment.
  2. History of Carp and Commercially Incentivized Harvesting.
  3. Aquatic Vegetation Management.
  4. A Shallow, Recreational Lake Management Approach for Silver Lake, IA
  5. Avian Response to Shallow Lake Restoration.

Track 2 – Technical (Management Strategies)

  1. Silver Lake Diagnostic Studies
  2. Five Island Diagnostic Study
  3. Food Webs and Lake Dynamics
  4. Carp Management Research in Iowa
  5. Carp Management and Nutrients

Evening Social FYRA Sponsored

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Sundeck)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Morning

Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00

Plenary 9:00 – 9:45

Molly Hanson, Iowa Rivers Revival – “Women for Water”

Concurrent Sessions 10:00 – 12:00

Track 3 – General Interest: Get Involved/Call to Action!

  1. Land owner stories
  2. City of Okoboji Shoreline Ordinance
  3. Spirit Lake Sourcewater Protection Plan
  4. Headwater of the Little Sioux River WMA

Track 4 – Innovative Lake Research

  1. Monitoring and Modeling of Farmed Wetlands in Northwest Iowa
  2. Genetic Expression for Toxin Production in Blue-Green Algae.
  3. Early Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms
  4. Hydrologic Characteristics of Iowa Lakes

Lunch

Friday Afternoon Field Sessions

Reeds Run Tour — Prairie Strips Practice Demonstration in Reeds Run Watershed

Sailing School and STEM Education

Kayak Tour of Marble Lake/Hottes Ecological Restoration

Organic Farm Tour

Laboratory Testing for Water Quality” at the State Hygienic Laboratory

Tour of the State Hygienic Laboratory

Hands-on Water Quality Experience, Citizens Advocacy Training and Women for Water Social

Saturday, August 11, 2018

All Day Okoboji Blue Water Festival (www.okobojibluewaterfestival.com)