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LWV Upper Mississippi River Region Annual Meeting

  • Schaar's Bluff Gathering Place 8395 127th Street East Hastings, MN, 55033 United States (map)

The business meeting will focus on our Action Plan - what we've been accomplishing to date and where our members can join us to help move the needle. (We'll also elect new officers, approve a budget and adjust our bylaws so we can operate more smoothly in the future.)  And then after lunch... 

Climate Change will be our topic for the afternoon.  We'll start off with a talk by John Linc Stine, Executive Director of the Freshwater Society and former head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  John will help us connect the dots between the Fourth National Climate Assessment, (US Global Change Research Program, November 23, 2018) and the impacts we are seeing today in the Upper Mississippi, and outline what's being cities are doing to adapt to climate disruption.  

Matt Gladue from the Nature Conservancy is up next, he'll tell us about TNC's plan to restore wetlands and protect shoreline along the Mississippi in the Headwaters Region of Minnesota.  This big idea is aimed at maintaining water quality in the upper Upper Mississippi, a project that will serve as an example of what can be done in other parts of our watershed.

Our wrap up talk will focus on LWV's Climate Action toolkit.  We've invited a member of the LWV US Climate Change task force to lead this discussion.  Here's a quote from the LWV US toolkit webpage.

Agenda

Registration is $45 per person. Registration and details available here .

The afternoon session will be live streamed on Facebook.

Earlier Event: May 14
Monthly Meeting - Public Welcome
Later Event: June 5
Board Meeting