|Lt. Governor Simon, America’s WETLAND Foundation to convene Mississippi River roundtable|
|News Releases - Environment, Weather & Nature|
|Written by Annie Thompson|
|Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:35|
Officials representing government, conservation and academia outline Mississippi River sustainability plan
WASHINGTON D.C. – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will provide opening remarks at a roundtable meeting focused on developing a long-term plan to protect and preserve the Mississippi River. The meeting is being convened by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF), which conducted a yearlong examination of the river.
The group of state and federal government leaders, and environmental experts will outline an agenda for Mississippi River sustainability based on findings from the AWF’s Big River Works initiative. The Big River Works recommendations were generated by more than 400 government and private sector leaders who participated in forums held over a 12-month period in Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans. Attendees at the June 11 event will discuss the primary threats facing the river and work to ensure the health and productivity of the Mississippi River and its delta.
Lt. Governor Simon chairs three River Coordinating Councils charged with the mission of reviewing state and federal programs that impact the watersheds and working with local communities to raise awareness of and address watershed issues.
DATE: Wednesday, June 11
TIME: 8:30 a.m. ESTLOCATION: U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 203-02, Washington D.C
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