WELCOME to the 14th Annual Biennial Training

October 5-9, 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota

The AREA 14th Biennial Training is Hosted by
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks


Rapid City, South Dakota  AREA Group Rate Cut-off Date is Friday, September 4, 2020
Best Western Ramkota Hotel (lodging, hospitality room and onsite restaurant, bar and food service)

2111 N Lacrosse Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Free WI-Fi Free parking  |  Free shuttle from airport to hotel  |  Indoor pool and hot tub  |  Two ATM's on site

Rate: $94 per night, plus 9% tax plus $2.00 City Occupancy Tax.
          Available 5 days before and 5 days following the AREA 2020 training event.

Reservations: You must telephone the hotel directly to make your room reservations.
                         Use 605-343-8550 and state you are with the Aquatic Resources Education Association AREA group.

Check-in:    4:00 P.M. MST
Check-out:   11:00 A.M. MST


Hotel is 10.8 miles from the Rapid City Regional Airport.

Photos courtesy Best Western Ramkota.

About us

AREA members participate in a national effort toward education, conservation, legislation, cooperation, science, research, information dissemination, restoration, evaluation, management, recognition, and similar functions related to aquatics and aquatic programs. 

Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; share a positive reputation with legislators and local groups alike; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of legislation, current developments, technical and research projects, and access vast amounts of information.

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Look at the Regional listing for your AREA Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Steve Marshall, Phone: 561-292-6050, Email:

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784,

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