Shoreland and Floodplain Education and Training Center


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December 2023 – June 2024

Register now for Shoreland and Floodplain Education and Training sessions. View the course list »

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Shoreland and river-related training

Trainings in a variety of formats on various shoreland and river-related topics. Training content is generally applicable to local government administration of the Shoreland, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Lower St. Croix Riverway, and Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area programs. Learn more »

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Floodplain training

Trainings on different floodplain topics are available in a variety of formats. Includes educational materials for local officials, professionals working with floodplain areas, and interested citizens/residents, as well as links to trainings and educational materials by partners, including MN Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM) and FEMA. Learn more »


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Other land use training

Training in a variety of topics related to shoreland and floodplain administration. Learn more »

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Water Talk newsletter

Periodic updates on floodplain and shoreland management for local governments. Current and past issues of Water Talk including an index for searching past issues for specific topics. Learn more »

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