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Conservation Conversations: Lake Associations and the Northern Waters Land Trust

This month we focused on the importance of lake associations in water quality and conservation in northern MN.  Joining us was Annie Johnson and John Sumption from Northern Waters Land Trust and President of the Association of Cass County Lakes Kathy Semotuk Wagner.  Email for more information on the Association of Cass County Lakes.

Kathy Semotuk Wagner has lived in Cass County since the age of seven when her parents bought a small fishing resort on Wabedo Lake. In 2003, she returned to the property and taught at the Pine River Backus High School for twelve years. She was a special education teacher with a focus in English. She has been an active member of the Wabedo/Little Boy/Cooper /Rice Lakes Association since 2004. Kathy is now serving as the president for the Association of Cass County Lakes and works on the Wabedo Township Planning Commission, which evaluates applications for variances in her township. She is an herbalist and an organic gardener, growing specialty potatoes and blueberries. Kathy is passionate about living and feels adamant in protecting the natural world.

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.