River Summit 2015
River Summit 2015 will be in Fort Wayne Indiana on April 8th, 9th, and 11th. This will be a great opportunity for the region to come together and study and celebrate our most valuable resource – WATER.
The first River Summit in Fort Wayne was held during the summer of 2011. Building on the success of that event and coupled with recent developments throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin Watershed (WLEB), the region will benefit greatly from an updated River Summit. Many successes have taken place in safeguarding our water resources throughout the WLEB. Beyond the current needs of industry and municipalities communities are increasingly looking to the natural environment around their rivers for new economic development opportunities. Yet recent news events about the waters of the Maumee River Watershed, which comprises most of the WLEB, have left citizens worried and fearful about the safety of their local rivers.
The 2015 River Summit will bring together professional organizations during the day on Wednesday, April 8th to meet in one location providing an opportunity for their collaboration on pressing water issues. That evening will be an opportunity for leaders throughout the region to hear the successes and new issues facing the water resources in their communities.
On Thursday, April 9th, a full day of information and education sessions is planned for residents and professionals alike. The focus of the day will be to better understand the current state of our rivers as well as the opportunities our rivers offer for economic growth and community building.
The last day of the 2015 River Summit is Saturday April 11th. This will be a family-focused day on and along our rivers. Experiences will be provided that are associated with the multiple facets our rivers and riverine environment has to offer.
Hopefully you can join us for some, if not all of this event which will showcase the importance of our rivers and water resources to the economic health of the region.
For more information on how you can get involved contact Dan Wire, Executive Director of the Tri-State Watershed Alliance.
- River Summit 2015
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015 River Summit Events
- Thursday, April 9, 2015 River Summit Events
- Saturday, April 11, 2015 River Summit Events
- Register for the 2015 River Summit
- River Summit 2011 videos
- Speaker Biographies