Area Briefs 7/31/13

Program looks at climate change, brook trout
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. — Learn about the impact of climate change on brook trout in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls.
The presentation focuses on the search for strategies to protect and restore habitat for brook trout and other native species on the Namekagon River. Patrick Shirey, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., provides perspective from ecology, history and law during his talk.
The program is offered in conjucntion with “Legacies and paradise lost? Climate Change, the Northwoods and Beyond.” An exhibit that focuses on climate change over the years. Admission is free.

St. Kate’s hosts free workshop

Mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t achieve college success. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota holds a free College Success workshop for teenagers, young adults and parents of teenagers living with a mental illness.
A successful graduate living with depression and anxiety shares what worked, and what they wish they had done differently as an undergraduate. Also, college professionals offer information on accommodations provided by Disability Services, how to succeed living on campus, financial aid, scholarships, career planning and more.
The workshop is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at St. Catherine University’s Whitby Hall, Room 121, 2004 Randolph Ave, in St. Paul. To register, contact NAMI at 651-645-2948.

Agency seeks volunteers

The Community Thread transportation program hosts a 10 a.m. Aug. 8 information meeting for persons interested in becoming a volunteer driver to take Washington County residents to medical appointments.
Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles, set their own schedule and receive training, milage and gas reimbursement. Community Thread has provided transportation services for medical appointments since 1967.
The meeting is at Community Thread’s office at 2300 W. Orleans St. in Stillwater. Contact Cathy Dyball at 651-439-7434 for more information.

Compiled by Stillwater Gazette Staff