Do you fish and boat on the Upper Mississippi River? Do you get your drinking water from the river? (If you're one of the millions of people living along the river, you do!) Then what Congress does in the WRDA will affect you and your community.
What's WRDA? The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is a bill approved by Congress that authorizes water-related infrastructure projects and programs across the United States – including on the Upper Mississippi River – such as locks, dams, levees, and flood walls. The bill addresses maintenance, financing, and cost-share requirements and also directly affects major river restoration programs, including the vitally important work on the Upper Mississippi.
Congress is working on another WRDA right now – and the future of the Upper Mississippi is at stake. Join us for a workshop to learn more about the Water Resources Development Act and how you can help conserve the natural resources we all care about.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
10:00am to 3:00pm
Giant Goose Conservation Area
E 2350th St. and Henry St. in Atkinson, Illinois
Cost: $10 (includes all materials and lunch)
Visit http://wrdaworkshop.eventbrite.com for more information and to register for this important workshop.
Want to make it a weekend trip? Primitive and RV camp sites are available Friday and Saturday night at Giant Goose Conservation Area for Izaak Walton League members for $7 per night (which also includes bank fishing). Boats must have State of Illinois tags and pay an additional $5. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.