MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting April 27-29 in La Crosse, WI
The 2016 MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting will be held April 27-29 in La Crosse, WI, located on the beautiful Mississippi River. We have a full agenda planned, as well as some interesting activities. Help do your part in advancing the mission of the MRPC - register now!
Download the working agenda
Hotel reservations for the La Crosse Radisson can be made by calling 800-333-3333. Make sure to mention the MRPC Group Block to get a special rate ($122/king; $142/two queens). The deadline for this special rate is Sunday, March 27.
- Early-Bird Delegate ($185)
- Early-Bird Spouse/Guest ($95)
Early-bird registration runs until April 12. After that date, prices increase by $40 ($35 increase for spouse/delegate).
Registration for both delegates and spouses includes the Wednesday evening hospitality suite, lunches on Thursday and Friday, "Welcome to WI Tastings and Samplings" and an afternoon excursion Friday.
The semi-annual meeting features interesting presentations about projects that share the riverâ€™s story.
Author and photographer Gayle Harper discovered that it takes 90 days for a raindrop to travel from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. She took that journey herself, chronicling her trip in â€œRoadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River.â€ Harper will share her experience in the general session Thursday.
The Our Mississippi curriculum, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, helps students connect with the Mississippi River through lessons in science and ecology, archaeology, economics, literature and history. The project aims to foster river connections that inspire river protection and understanding. Angela Freyermuth of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a guest teacher will explain this successful program in the general session Friday.
The agenda also includes sessions on developing the Great River Road as an economic driver, an update on the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, information on the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act, a Geo-Tourism update and more. See the working agenda.
Donâ€™t miss this important meeting â€“ Register today!