Advanced Training Workshops

WEN Workshop Series | Spring 2013

As part of our 2013 offerings, WEN is proud to introduce a series  of advanced training workshops for watershed minded folks in the region. These trainings will each be held down the hall from our office in the Swift Center! Contact our community coordinator Jared Betz with any questions!

“Protecting Water Quality in Missoula Valley”
Peter Nielson, Water Quality District
3/7/13, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Water Quality District supervisor Peter Nielson for a discussion of groundwater and surface water issues in Missoula.  Peter will focus on a history of what Missoula has done to address water quality locally and the role of the Missoula Valley Water Quality District with a focus on the Milltown Reservoir cleanup and future challenges such as the Smurfit-Stone mill site cleanup.


“Experiential Education and Wilderness”
Steve Archibald
3/27/13, 6:00-9:00 pm

Wilderness educator Steve Archibald will be discussing the benefit of incorporating wilderness into education and will provide a plethora of tricks and tools for teaching experientially.  For educators and environmental lovers this talk is not to be missed.


“Five Valley’s Geomorphology
Andrea Stanley
4/10/13, 6:30-8:30 pm

An introduction to the environmental conditions that dictate river channels.  Andrea will look at how rivers respond to natural changes such as landslides and anthropogenic causes such as dams, water use, and urbanization.  Andrea will focus on local examples, including the Clark Fork River, Blackfoot and Rattlesnake.  We will discuss what is being done today in local watersheds to avoid impacts and mitigate existing effects.