Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Water Resources Development Act 101
June 29, 2013
Giant Goose Conservation Area
E 2350th St. and Henry St. (Route 6)
This five hour workshop will teach League leaders about the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) – its purpose, contents, and Izaak Walton League priorities. Materials and resources will be provided at the workshop. Participants will leave understanding the bill, our legislation agenda, and be capable of discussing League priorities with their elected officials.
Primitive and RV camp sites are available Friday and Saturday night at Giant Goose Conservation Area for Izaak Walton League members for $7 per night. This cost includes bank fishing. Boats must have State of Illinois tags and pay an additional $5. Payment must be made upon arrival and spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The $10 fee to attend includes all materials and lunch.
If you have any other questions about the workshop, please contact Olivia Dorothy at email@example.com or 217-390-3658.
10:00 AM Welcome and introductions
10:15 AM What is the Water Resources Development Act?
10:30 AM Exercise: Find that Section.
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Ecosystem Restoration
11:15 AM Upper Mississippi River Restoration
11:30 AM Mississippi River Environmental Restoration, Protection,
and Sustainability Program
11:45 AM Exercise: What’s So Great about our Big River?
12:00 PM Catered Lunch
12:30 PM Locks and Dams and the Environment
12:45 PM Inland Waterways Trust Fund
01:00 PM Break
01:15 PM The Project Backlog and Proposed Solutions
01:45 PM Exercise: Debate the Funding Proposals
02:00 PM Break
02:15 PM How to Talk to Elected Officials
02:30 PM Exercise: Write a Letter to the Editor
02:45 PM Wrap Up
03:00 PM Dismissal
When & Where
Izaak Walton League of America
A non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.