June 18, 2019
As the Great Flood of 2019 continues to wreak havoc across the region, disrupting lives and livelihoods, regional state and federal agency leaders are hosting a series of public listening sessions on flooding, climate change, regional impacts, and future planning. Can you attend one of these public meetings and bring the voice of MCE into the dialogue?
- July 13 in Hannibal, Missouri at the Quality Inn and Suites
- July 20 in Muscatine, Iowa at the Merrill Hotel and Conference Center
- July 27 in Dubuque, Iowa at the Grand River Center
- August 3 in Winona, Minnesota at the Minnesota State College SE
- August 24 in Godfrey, Illinois at the Lewis and Clark Community College
- September 7 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the Southeast Missouri State University
Doors will open at 8:30AM CT. The events will begin at 9:00AM and end no later than 4:00PM. Lunch will be provided by the hosts.
In preparation for these meetings, our friends at American Rivers will host a training webinar the evenings of July 11 (before the Hannibal public meeting) and July 24 at 7:00PM CT to get you up to speed on everything you need to know ahead of the listening sessions.
The purpose of the training webinar is to provide you with a set of common talking points and background information to help amplify the need for flood risk management planning that makes room for the river, improves public safety, and enhances the Mississippi River ecosystem.
These training webinars will only cover the topic of Flood Risk Management on the Upper Mississippi River. The talking points provided will be applicable to the entire region, but special attention will be given to the reach of the Mississippi River between the Quad Cities and St. Louis where a number of levees have been built up illegally, without permits and approvals.
If you would like to coordinate rides or carpool, please fill out this Ride Share Google doc and MCE will help coordinate.