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Water: Tribal Training

CWA 319 - TSWAMS Workshop

Contact Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

Janette Marsh (319)
Phone: 312-886-4856
David Horak
Phone: 312-353-4306

Dan Cozza 
Phone: 312-886-7252

Related Topics


  • Basic Water Quality Field Monitoring and Analyses


  • Basic Water Quality Field Monitoring and Analyses
  • Data Management (e.g., STORET)
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Global Positioning System/Geographical Information System
  • Public Involvement/Public Participation – as related to outreach and education
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Treatment in the Same Manner as a State (TAS) Requirements
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Standards
  • Watershed Protection

Take Note: Information presented below is specific to tribal participants and may not apply to all attendees.

Level of Training: 100, 200 and 300    Explanation of training levels

Course Description:  Non Point Source/Tribal Surface Water and Monitoring Strategy Workshop. Region 5 will support a tribal training workshop to build capacity for tribal CWA 319 and 106 programs. The training workshop will cover a variety of topics related to tribal 319 program establishment, maintaining and improving established programs, and how to use the watershed approach. The workshop will also cover related water quality monitoring issues, as the tribe's 106 programs provides the foundation for establishing and continued management of a 319 program.

The workshop is concentrating on non-point source issues and best management practices but will still include monitoring issues, data storage, along with field and lab issues.   The workshop will have Tribal speakers, EPA staff and invited guest speakers to cover topics related to surface water, non-point source issues, also EPA programmatic information.  This conference is a good way for Tribes to see what others are doing with the same issues within their own Reservations and discuss Tribal case studies.  

A field trip is also being planned for a day during the conference.  The site visits will include stream and or wetland restoration sites and will allow for the host/co-host Tribes to showcase what they have accomplished with EPA funding.


Date/Time Location
October 22-25, 2012 Menominee Reservation, Keshena, WI

Course Details
Target Audience: Tribes only, CWA 319 and 106 Staff.
Is there a final test associated with this course?: None.
Is there a certificate of completion presented at the conclusion of the course?: None.
Other relevant notes: None.

How to register: Registration/RSVP by filling out the form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF9WLS1ma2pDUXZDbEh5SE5fMU00VUE6MQ.
Registration Deadline: None set, but rooms are going fast.
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No.
Additional registration information: For any questions regarding registration, please contact Heather Pyatskowit, Menominee Tribe at 715-799-6154 or hpyatskowit@mitw.org; or Luke Hennigan, Stockbridge Munsee at 715-793-4818 or at luke.hennigan@mohican-nsn.gov.  Refer to the Logistics section for additional registration information regarding sleeping room accomodations.

Event Details

Format for the course: Lecture, Interactive, Hands-on, Group Activities and Field Activities.
Are there any pre-requisites for this event?: No.
Is there any pre-course preparation associated with this event?: No.


Sleeping room accommodations: Convention Center/Lodging accommodations are available at the Menominee Casino and Resort. Alternative rooms are available at SBM North Star Mohican Casino Resort, which is 30 minutes west, or at the Comfort Inn/Suites in Shawano, which is 10 minutes south.
Sleeping room details: The rate for a room at the Menominee Casino and Resort is $89 per night. A block of rooms has been set aside for the 319/TSWAMS group. There is no registration deadline for the workshop but a limited number of rooms have been saved, so please reserve soon. The rate for a room at the SBM North Star Mohican Casino Resort is $59 per night. The rate for a room at the Comfort Inn/Suites in Shawano is $77 per night.
Sleeping room reservations: At the Menominee Casino and Resort, mention the group name TSWAMS when making your reservations. At the SBM North Star Mohican Casino Resort, mention the group name EPA TSWAMS when making your reservations. At the Comfort Inn/Suites in Shawano, mention the group name TSWAMS/319 when making your reservations.
Sleeping room reservations (phone): Menominee Casino and Resort; call 800-343-7778. SBM North Star Mohican Casino Resort; call 800-952-0195. Comfort Inn/Suites in Shawano; call 715-524-9090.
Other costs paid by EPA: None.

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