****Greenway Network presents River Soundings II Symposium

2012-09-14 - 2012-09-15

You are invited to River Soundings 2012
September 14 and 15, 2012
Forest Park Visitors Center, Education Lab,
St. Louis, Missouri
Greenway Network is hosting River Soundings 2012, a watershed management conference, to bring together citizens, government agencies, conservation groups and stakeholders with a common interest in our nation’s rivers.
The conference will consist of nationally known speakers and regional conservation leaders discussing flood control, conservation, transportation, and recreation on our rivers. Learn about conservation projects on our rivers and hear new ideas for sound river management policies by attending River Soundings, 2012.  
This conference is free of charge thanks to support from Pat Jones, Greenway Network, the Sierra Club and the speakers and their organizations. Donations are appreciated and will enable Greenway Network to continue working to connect people to our rivers by providing educational and recreational opportunities, such as River Soundings and Race for the River.
See Agenda and Map below: 
Contact Greg Poleski
greenwaynetwork@gmail.com or (314)402-5233

September 14, 2012 Agenda

9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30am:  Dr. Charlene Wagoner, President Greenway Network
10:00am: Dean Bosset, Assistant Manager USFW Big Muddy Refuge
“Progress on the Big Muddy Refuge”
11:00am: Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway
“The River Ring, Building Greenways, Building Communities”

12:00pm: Lunch (not provided). We can order lunch to be delivered, bring your own or we have
space reserved at The Boat House Restaurant in Forest Park
1:00pm: Judd Kneuvean, Chief of Emergency Management, Missouri River, USACE
“Missouri River Levee Rehabilitation”
2:00pm: Dr. Patricia Hagen, Director Audubon Center at Riverlands and Audubon Missouri
“Partnering for Conservation, Education and Transformation”
3:00pm: Dr. Robert Criss, PhD, Washington University Dept of Earth and Planetary Science
“Flash flooding, Runoff and Evapotranspiration Processes in Small Watersheds” 
4:00pm: Darby Niswonger, Missouri Dept. of Conservation Staff Scientist
“Pallid Sturgeon and Other Fish of the Missouri River”
5:00pm: Greg Poleski, Greenway Network

September 15, 2012 Agenda

9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30am: Dr. Charlene Wagoner, President Greenway Network

10:00am: Colonel Christopher Hall, District Engineer, USACE, St. Louis District
“The Corps at the Confluence”  

11:00am: Tony Messenger, Editorial Page Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“One River, One Problem” Award presentation to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their editorial series on the Missouri River.

12:00pm: Lunch (not provided). We can order lunch to be delivered, bring your own or we have space reserved at The Boat House Restaurant in Forest Park

1:00pm; Dave Fischer, Director Missouri River Recovery Program, USACE Kansas City District
“Overview of the Missouri River Recovery Program”

2:00pm: Tom Ball, Sierra Club/ Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee member
“Stakeholders, Collaborators in Recovery”

3:00pm: Kathleen Green Henry, President and Attorney, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
“Wetland Mitigation: Fighting for Stricter Enforcement of Federal Mitigation Rule”

4:00pm: Brad Walker, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
“Our Future? A Vision for Land, Water and Economic Ethics on the Upper Mississippi River”

5:00pm: Greg Poleski, Vice President Greenway Network- closing remarks

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