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REGISTRATION & EVENT INFO: Mussels Field Day with Bernard Sietman

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for our third annual freshwater mussels field day where the Yellow Medicine River enters the Minnesota River with MN DNR malacologist, Bernard Sietman. You will be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate and as knowledgeable about mussels as this transplanted Missourian. Since 2002, he has worked across Minnesota surveying mussels. One of the more exciting aspects of his job is the potential discovery of a new species in the Minnesota River Basin, the Mapleleaf.

Bernard received his Master of Science degree in Biology from the Emporia State University where he studied the ecology and genetics of freshwater mussels in two local rivers.  After graduation he worked as a Natural History Biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation surveying freshwater mussels, conducting landowner interviews and assisting with stream fish surveys.  Sietman spent time as an Aquatic Ecologist and Assistant Technical Scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey.  Here he assisted with overseeing of a nationally renowned mollusk and fish collections.

Advance registration is REQUIRED and limited to 30 attendees. Reserve your spot today by emailing peg@cureriver.org or by calling 320-269-2984.

Download and fill out the following forms before attending the event:

  1. Editable CURE E&A Participant Info Form
  2. Editable CURE Membership Verification Form
  3. Editable CURE Events Participant Acknowledgement of Risk

When: Saturday, October 10, from 10 AM (please arrive a little early) to 1 PM.

Where: Upper Sioux Agency State Park

What to bring: a sack lunch, dress for water, bring boots or water shoes and an extra set of dry clothes. Other things to consider are a walking stick to support you while walking in the water, sun screen and bug spray. There is an outdoor bathroom facility available on site.

Fees: This event is $10 for CURE members or $15 for CURE family members and $35 dollars for a CURE non-member individual or $50 for a CURE non-member family. The non-member event fees include an annual CURE membership.

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Date:
October 10, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Venue

Confluence of the Yellow Medicine and Minnesota Rivers at Upper Sioux Agency State Park near Granite Falls
5976 Hwy 67
Granite Falls, MN 56241 United States
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