This year water protection advocates from across the nation will come together in Charleston, South Carolina, a city with long history, sitting at the confluence of five rivers. River Rally serves as a major bridge for a diverse community of organizations, agencies, tribes and businesses working to connect our water, lands and communities.
At this year’s conference, join us as HRWC watershed planners Ric Lawson and Elizabeth Riggs conduct workshops for River Rally attendees. Ric’s 90-minute workshop titled “Connect Your Watershed through Stormwater” will present innovative way to bring municipalities together to address stormwater and other watershed issues. Elizabeth’s 3-hour intensive workshop titled “Community-based Climate Change Response Planning” will include a panel of watershed and community leaders who are helping their communities become more sustainable and less vulnerable to the water-related impacts of climate change such as drought, flooding and “global weirding”.
The 2011 National River Rally will provide:
- A series of 12 intensive 3-hour workshop and 72 additional 90 minute workshops covering topics of interest to staff, volunteers and board members of environmental organizations and public agencies
- Featured Speakers – Mickey Fearn, National Park Service; Janisse Ray, Author & Naturalist; William Werkheiser-USGS; Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar-pending.
- Waters Unite Us Plenary Panel
- Office hours, mentoring sessions and in-person conversations with funders and exhibitors
- The River Heroes Banquet: a memorable and inspirational night of celebrating our environmental protection leaders
- Unsurpassed networking opportunities
- Field trips, Environmental Film Fest, and so much more!
At River Rally, attendees learn the best strategies for river restoration; test and help improve the newest tools and technologies for watershed protection; deliver and discuss critical information from the field and from Washington, DC; and interact with a diverse community of organizations, agencies, tribes and businesses working to connect our water, lands and communities.
Hope to see you in Charleston. Rally Ho!