Floodplain Training and Education

2021 Training Dates

One day trainings are normally offered at a few locations around the state during winter (January to March) and in the fall (September to November). Due to current restrictions, our trainings are being transitioned to a series of one hour virtual sessions.

2021 Spring Series Virtual Trainings

See flyer with dates, registration links and descriptions of trainings offered between March 8 and May 5, 2021. 

Summary of Spring Series Floodplain and Shoreland virtual trainings (see flyer above for more details):

For more information, please contact [email protected] or:

Ceil Strauss, MN DNR State Floodplain Manager

Dan Petrik, MN DNR Shoreland & River Programs Manager

Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM) Annual Conference

The next annual conference will be Nov. 3-5, 2021. The in-person conference will be co-hosted with Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, WI.

The CFM exam will be offered April 30, 2021 at the Bolton & Menk offices in Burnsville. Register before April 15, 2021 at Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) site (link is external). Note that space is limited.

Please look for more information on the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers website

Water Talk Newsletter

The Water Talk Newsletter is published quarterly and features updates on program news, funding, projects, events, and learning resources for local governments and others involved in floodplain and shoreland management.

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FEMA Information for Property Owners - extensive list of useful links for property owners related to insurance claims, filing claims, LOMAs, and items related to reducing risk.