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Annual river symposium planned for September 7

Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 16:30:47-04

The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association plans its Fifth Annual River Symposium, Contributing to the Tributaries:  Community-Driven Watershed Management on September 7, 2018.

This year’s theme is centered on how the public and private sectors can work hand in hand with citizens and community organizations to improve the quality of life in and around our beloved Vermilion River.

The event includes a day of speakers from 8:30 – 3:00 at Vermilionville.  Registration and information can be found online  Registration for the speaker event is $27 which includes a light breakfast and sack lunch. The student fee is with ID is $5.

Honorary Chairman is Kevin Blanchard, Chief Operating Officer Southern Lifestyle Development.

Speakers include:

Monique Boulet, Executive Director Acadiana Planning Commission, providing an update on the flood management project;

Emad Habib, Professor of Civil Engineering ULL, water monitoring design and model development;

Carlee Am-LeBar, Director of Planning Southern Lifestyle Development will discuss the Mayor’s Challenge, how government and community can work together;

Susan Bergeron, Executive Director Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program, developing citizen leaders;

Danica Adams, Watershed Planner Louisiana Office of Community Development, successes and obstacles of implementing watershed management initiatives;

Jeff Foshee, Director of Planning and Engineering Southern Lifestyle Development, contributions of commercial industries;

Anthony Kendrick, Green Infrastructure Specialist Construction Ecoservices, implementation of LID for stormwater management in NOLA;

Susan Russell, Executive Director Keep Louisiana Beautiful, how litter plays a part in watershed management plans.