2009 River Awareness Conference II
Posted by City Grant Administrator (+80) 13 years ago
Mayor Joe Whalen and the City of Miles City invites you to the

RIVER AWARENESS CONFERENCE II
FREE ADMISSION - NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009 - 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M.
MILES COMMUNITY COLLEGE ~ MILES CITY, MONTANA


The City of Miles City is hosting a River Awareness Conference at Miles Community College again this year. The 2009 River Awareness Conference II will focus on three key issues: Water Quality, River Recreation, and Flood Abatement.

In response to public input received following the 2008 River Awareness Summit, this year's Conference will take place on Saturday to make attending more convenient for those who work during the week.

Mayor Joe Whalen will kick-off the Conference with a welcome message at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. The Conference will feature a keynote speaker at 1:00 p.m.

Fifteen classroom sessions led by leaders from the local, state and national level will be offered throughout the morning, along with numerous exhibit hall booths featuring information from agencies, organizations and vendors of all kinds. Some of the classroom session offerings include:

 The Life Cycle of Drinking Water-Clean Water Today & Tomorrow
 Non-Point Source Pollution: What Can Be Done About It?
 The Important Role of Wetlands and Riparian Environments
 Restoring and Maintaining Healthy Rivers for Wildlife
 The Benefits of Encouraging River Recreation in SE Montana
 River Access, Etiquette and Safety
 Miles City's New Floodmap - Preparing for the Next Step
 Flood Control Planning - A Preview of What's Ahead
 Floodplain Development - What Everyone Needs to Know
 Flood Mitigation Measures: What Other Communities Are Doing
 Channel Migration Zones

More details about the session times and speakers will be provided soon.

As an added feature, Sue Smith from the national office of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., has offered to provide a special workshop for teachers, clergy and other community leaders interested in establishing a local Keep Miles City Beautiful chapter. The workshop will be held in the Education Room on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the United Christian Church building, 1006 South Strevell. Please rsvp for this session to Joel Biggers at 234-3467 for more information regarding the Friday session. Similar sessions will be offered by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., at the Conference as well.


The City received funds from the Department of Environmental Quality and several other sponsors to produce the conference this year.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Stay tuned!!!
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Posted by City Grant Administrator (+80) 13 years ago
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at the Pomona College Environmental Analysis Program, author of several books, including Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism and River Basins of the American West, will provide the keynote address at 1:15 in the Miles Community College Auditorium (Rooms 316-322).

Remember: Saturday, November 7th at MCC

Also remember: For teachers, clergy, youth ministers, organization and club officers, and other community leaders: Keep America Beautiful, Inc. will hold a workshop geared toward establishing a local Keep Miles City Beautiful.
The workshop will be held on Friday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Education Room at the United Christian Church building, 1006 South Strevell.
Please rsvp for this session to Joel Biggers at 234-3467. Similar sessions will be offered by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., at the Conference on Saturday, November 7, as well.

[This message has been edited by City Grant Administrator (10/28/2009)]
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Posted by Stone (+1598) 13 years ago
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Posted by City Grant Administrator (+80) 13 years ago
YELLOWSTONE RIVER CHANNEL MIGRATION

One of the Conference sessions will feature Karin Boyd's channel migration study of the Yellowstone River.

Karin has 13 years of consulting experience in applied fluvial geomorphology, providing geomorphic assessments of impacted river systems and developing geomorphic approaches to channel restoration.

But don't let all those credentials scare you off. Karin is a very nice and interesting person, and she has a fascinating story to tell about the Yellowstone's age-old habit of wandering this way and that throughout history. Gaining insight to the River's personality can help us develop the best possible relationship with the River in the future.

If you like photos and maps and learning new things about something you thought you already knew everything about, this is a must-see!

[This message has been edited by City Grant Administrator (10/29/2009)]
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Posted by City Grant Administrator (+80) 13 years ago
Remember to mark your calendars for next Saturday, Nov. 7th starting at 9:00 and wrapping up around 2:30 - or come and go as you please.

The schedule of classroom sessions will be released early next week. We have lined up a quality roster of speakers to inform you about 15 very pertinent topics pertaining to Water Quality, River Recreation and Flood Abatement.

Lots is happening around us - this Conference is produced to help you stay at the forefront.

Stay tuned for more information...
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Posted by turnip blood (+16) 13 years ago
Have these events been well attended? I ask as it seems though a lot of work has gone into them and the issue will more than likely impact the majority of MC's population. Just wondering if the masses give a damn.
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Posted by Emilie Boyles (+247) 13 years ago
Raw, unedited audio from Saturday's River Awareness conference is now available for free download from some of the sessions.

Keynote Speaker Char Miller: http://qurl.cc/cq

Considerations for Flood Insurance: http://qurl.cc/cr

Funds for Floodplains: http://qurl.cc/cs

River Migration: http://qurl.cc/ct
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