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WRDA Workshop

Izaak Walton League of America

Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WRDA Workshop

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Water Resources Development Act 101
June 29, 2013
Giant Goose Conservation Area
E 2350th St. and Henry St. (Route 6)

Atkinson, IL

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 odorothy@iwla.org 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

Have questions about WRDA Workshop? Contact Izaak Walton League of America

When & Where

Giant Goose Conservation Area
E 2350th St and Route 6
Atkinson, IL

Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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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.

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