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River Soundings 2019

  • Jones Visitors' Center, Forest Park 5595 Grand Drive St. Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

River Soundings is an annual conference that features lectures and panel discussions from scientists, regulators, and clean water advocates. This year's conference is focused on effective citizen activism and river policies in the St. Louis region, and topics include flood control, river restoration, floodplain development, and much more. Come learn about our great rivers and become a better advocate for them in our community!

Keynote: Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters
MC: Tim Convy, comedian and co-host of Y98's Courtney & Company

Panel Discussion#1: The Clean Water Act and Waters of the United States, Updates and Impacts to our Region || Featuring Kelly Hunter Foster, Senior Attorney with Waterkeeper Alliance, Bob Menees of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and a representative from Missouri American Water.

Panel Discussion: Citizen Advocacy and Community Impact, How Missourians Can Make a Difference || Featuring Rachel Bartels, Founder and Director of Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper, Ed Smith, Policy Director with Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and Kristen Mertz, Community Organizer with 1Mississippi.

Additional presentations: Earth Economics (Melvin Price Lock and Dam Cost-Benefit Analysis) and David Lobbig, Curator of Environmental Life at the Missouri History Museum

This event is free and open to the public, thanks to our generous sponsors Maritz and Missouri American Water.

Presentations begin at 1:00 pm. Keynote speech begins at 6:00 pm.