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Friday, February 20, 2009
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Citizen involvement in watershed management

Your Watershed Needs You: Hear How to Help It Feb. 20 WOOSTER, Ohio - You, too, can pitch in to manage your watershed. And the result can be good for you, your neighbors and the watershed all of you live in.

That's the point of an informal seminar, "Citizen Involvement in Watershed Management," 8-9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster.

Iowa State University rural sociologist Lois Wright Morton will lead the discussion. She's currently on sabbatical at the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed in Coshocton, Ohio, where she's writing a book, The Citizen Effect: Pathways to Better Water Quality.

Anyone interested in watersheds is welcome. There's no cost to participate. Free coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.

Location: 130 Research Services Building on the OARDC campus, 1680 Madison Ave. Or join by live video link from Ohio State University's Columbus campus, 244 Kottman Hall.

Ohio State's Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) is the host.

Morton is an associate professor of sociology in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She holds a doctorate in development sociology from Cornell University.

Her research focuses on how civic structure is built in natural-resource communities and how it influences the capacity of landowners and community members to solve problems associated with sharing fragile and limited natural resources.

The North Appalachian Experimental Watershed is a joint facility of OARDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is the largest university agbioscience research center in the nation.

Your Watershed Needs You: Hear How to Help It Feb. 20 WOOSTER, Ohio - You, too, can pitch in to manage your watershed. And the result can be good for you, your neighbors and the watershed all of you live in. That's the point of an informal seminar, "Citizen Involvement in Watershed Management," 8-9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Iowa State University rural sociologist Lois Wright Morton will lead the discussion. She's currently on sabbatical at the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed in Coshocton, Ohio, where she's writing a book, The Citizen Effect: Pathways to Better Water Quality. Anyone interested in watersheds is welcome. There's no cost to participate. Free coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. Location: 130 Research Services Building on the OARDC campus, 1680 Madison Ave. Or join by live video link from Ohio State University's Columbus campus, 244 Kottman Hall. Ohio State's Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) is the host. Morton is an associate professor of sociology in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She holds a doctorate in development sociology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on how civic structure is built in natural-resource communities and how it influences the capacity of landowners and community members to solve problems associated with sharing fragile and limited natural resources. The North Appalachian Experimental Watershed is a joint facility of OARDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is the largest university agbioscience research center in the nation.

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