Double Feature: WICDI’s Summer In-Person and Virtual Workshops, Part 1

An innovative bridge ensures no more culvert washouts at this site.

After three virtual events, we at WICDI were thrilled to have the opportunity to organize an in-person workshop in a small-group setting this past July. For this field-based event, Community of Practice connections led us to Lincoln Township, in Bayfield County. Mark Dryer, Chairman of Lincoln, had reached out to us back in 2020 after taking an interest in our culvert database. In our conversations, we learned of the care and effort he and fellow Lincoln supervisors, road foremen and road crew members put into maintaining their culverts and securing funding for mitigation efforts. Mark graciously offered to host us and a small group of participants in his and his wife Pam’s backyard so that we could learn more from them, while sharing our culvert database and collection tools.

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Winter Workshop Coming Up on 1/21!

Happy new year to our Community of Practice! With a new year comes a new chance for us to share our project updates with all of you, and catch up on what you’ve been working on (and/or hear your holiday stories). Tune in on January 21st from 10-12 CST for our winter virtual workshop, featuring a presentation and discussion on the WICDI culvert geodatabase, as well as plans for phase 2 of the project.

For event details, head here. I will link the workshop Zoom invite and agenda at the bottom of this post as well. Otherwise, reach out to me with any questions/suggestions. See you at the workshop!