Kaskaskia Watershed Association to hold Annual Summit

Published Feb. 4, 2015

CARLYLE LAKE - The Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. (KWA) will hold the Annual Summit on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Conference Center, 1 Resort Drive, Carlyle, Illinois. This year’s theme “New Opportunities Built on Past Successes,” will focus on new projects and past successes in the Kaskaskia River and the Kaskaskia Watershed.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome – Ed Weilbacher, KWA President

9:45 -10:00 Remarks - Mike Feldman, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, St. Louis District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

10:00- 10:15 Shawn Sullivan, Strategic Planning Coordinator, St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – “The Comprehensive Plan for the Kaskaskia Watershed”

10:15-10:30 Wes Cattoor, Water Supply Engineer, Illinois Department of Natural Resources – “Statewide Water Supply Planning and Success in the Kaskaskia Watershed”

10:30-10:45 Ted Beier, President, Carlyle Lake Association, Inc. – “Improving Carlyle Lake for the Future Through Partnerships”

10:45 -11:00 Break

11:00 -11:15 Dave Eustis, President, CEO, Heartlands Conservancy – “Farmland Protection Tools and Incentives”

11:15 -11:45 Legislative Briefing

11:45 -12:30 Lunch 

12:30 – 1:00 Ed Weilbacher, General Manager Kaskaskia Regional Port District, President, KWA, –
“Building and Growing the Kaskaskia Regional Port”

1:00 – 1:30 Ricky Raymond, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Lake Shelbyville – “Facility Rehabilitation and Development”

1:30 – 1:45 Paul Rhode, Vice President, Midwest Area Waterways Council – “Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) and What it Means for the Nation and the Kaskaskia Watershed”

1:45 – 2:00 Ed Weilbacher – Closing Remarks

Pre-registration is required. To register for the event, contact Ms. Roberta LaSalvia at HeartLands Conservancy by calling (618) 566-4451 ext. 12 or by email at roberta.lasalvia@heartlandsconservancy.org The deadline to register is Monday, March 2, 2015. The $15.00 registration fee to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments can be paid at the door. Checks should be made payable to HeartLands Conservancy.

For more information please contact the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email carlylelake@usace.army.mil

Doug Wasmuth

Release no. 15-015