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River Soundings: Life, Laws, and Levees on the Mississippi

  • Forest Park Visitors Center 5595 Grand Drive St. Louis, MO 63112 United States (map)

Presentations begin at 1:00pm. Keynote speech by John Barry at 6:00pm.

This River Soundings Conference will feature lectures and panel discussions from scientists, regulators, and environmental activists. The conference is focused on river policies around St. Louis, including flood control, river restoration, floodplain development, and much more. Professors Bob Criss of Washington University and Jonathan Remo of SIU will also present recent papers as part of the conference. Maritz has graciously chosen to sponsor the conference, which we greatly appreciate. 

The highlight of the event will be the keynote address that evening from New York Times best-selling author John Barry, who wrote Rising Tide, the seminal account of the Great Flood of 1927. 

Finally, it will end with a nighttime canoe ride around the lakes of Forest Park, which will include dinner. Please register for the entire event or just for portions of it. The conference is free!

We are *SOLD OUT* for canoe ride and dinner.

Additional presentations by: Dr. Robert E. Criss, Washington University; Dr. Jonathan Remo, Southern Illinois University; and Brian Markert, St. Louis District Corps of Engineers