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Science and Policy Intersections To Be Featured at Mississippi River Forum

May 5, 2015Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on Science and Policy Intersections To Be Featured at Mississippi River Forum

The Mississippi River and its corridor are the sites of a very broad range of scientific inquiry.  Likewise, it is sometimes surprising how diverse the policy questions are that have an impact on the river.  Learn more about both at this Friday’s Mississippi River Forum.  This year’s program includes the Cute (river otters), the Topical (proposed buffer strip legislation) and the Disruptive (nitrate pollution lawsuit filed by Des Moines water works).  This will be a great program!

Details about registration are contained in the note below.

Annual Mississippi River Forum Workshop
Friday, May 8, 2015
8:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul
Breakfast provided.
Registration is free, but is requested in advance. Please contact Lark Weller (lark_weller@nps.gov or 651-293-8442) to register.
Network with others and enjoy the following presentations:
-The Return of the River Otters
-Minnesota’s Buffer Initiative: An Up-to-Date Look at the Proposed Legislation
-Risk Communication in an Environment of Doubt

This year’s keynote address will be given by Bill Stowe, CEO and General Manager of the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW). Mr. Stowe will discuss the process leading up to, and the repercussions of, the DMWW’s decision to file a Clean Water Act complaint against four “upstream” counties for nitrate pollution.

Detailed program information is posted at http://www.nps.gov/miss/learn/nature/riverforum.htm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to the Mississippi River Fund and the McKnight Foundation for their support of this event.

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