River Soundings: Life, Laws, and Levees on the Mississippi - Sponsored by Maritz

Featuring: John M. Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

When: June 27, 2018 I 12:30-8:30pm

Location: Forest Park Visitors Center I 5595 Grand Dr., St. Louis, MO

Additional presentations by: Dr. Robert E. Criss, Washington University; Dr. Jonathan Remo, Southern Illinois University; and Brian Markert, St. Louis District Corps of Engineers. 

Hosted byGreat Rivers Habitat Alliance, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Greenway Network, Inc., Missouri Sierra Club, Missouri River Confluence Riverkeeper

Ticket details: The first speaker starts at 1:00pm. The keynote speech by John Barry will begin at 6:00pm followed by paddling in Forest Park in voyager canoes. Sandwich dinners available from The Gramaphone for $10. Tickets for the conference are free. The only thing that costs money is floating and food following the speakers. Please register for a free ticket if you only plan to attend the conference.  


Additional details: This River Soundings Conference will feature lectures and panel discussions from scientists, regulators, and environmentalists. The conference is focused on river policies around St. Louis, including flood control, river restoration, floodplain development, and much more. Professors Bob Criss of Washington University and Jonathan Remo of SIU will also present recent papers as part of the conference. Maritz has graciously chosen to sponsor the conference, which we greatly appreciate. 

The highlight of the event will be the keynote address that evening from New York Times best-selling author John Barry, who wrote Rising Tide, the seminal account of the Great Flood of 1927. 

Finally, it will end with a nighttime canoe ride around the lakes of Forest Park, which will include dinner. Please register for the entire event or just for portions of it. The conference is free, and the canoe ride and dinner is only $10.

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