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Join us Feb. 22 for the Earth Journal event on water sustainability

Dr. Deborah Swackhamer

Tickets are now on sale for “Land of 10,000 Lakes: Can We Achieve Water Sustainability?” on Monday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis.

This is the fourth annual event presented by MinnPost’s Earth Journal Circle. Dr. Deborah Swackhamer is this year’s featured speaker. 

Swackhamer, former director of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center, will discuss issues threatening regional water quality and quantity. Earth Journal writer Ron Meador will moderate the Q&A session. In May 2015, Earth Journal was named Best Independent Blog (on any subject) by the MN Society of Professional Journalists. 

Swackhamer led the effort to produce the massive Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework – commissioned with funds from the Legacy Amendment to provide policy guidance for decision-making over the next 25 years – and has served in leadership roles on scientific panels advising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the International Joint Commission. Because of her scholarship on chemical pollution of water sources, she now serves on a National Academy of Sciences panel focused on environmental science and toxicology.

Tickets including dinner, soft drinks, tax and gratuity are $28 for MinnPost Silver, Gold and Platinum members and $38 for others. To verify your membership status, contact Claire Radomski, our new development director, at cradomski@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954. 

Dinner will be served at tables during the program. Dinner choices are mac & cheese, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, walleye fish & chips, Greek salad with chicken, and classic beef burger. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. 

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