2011 Mon River Summit

Conference Program



8:00-8:30 a.m.     Set up River Communities Displays


8:30-9:30 a.m.     Registration and River Communities Displays

                         Coffee and Refreshments

9:30-9:45 a.m.     Summit Welcome - Brooks Javins, UMRA President
 Welcome to Morgantown - Ken Busz, CoC (invited)

9:45-10:10 a.m.    A year on the Mon - Wallace Venable - UMRA

10:10-10:40 a.m.  Keynote address - Col. Graham - Pittsburgh District USACE


10:40-11:00 a.m.  Break and River Communities Displays

11:00-12:00 noon River Commerce - Chaired by Mary Ann Bucci, Port of Pittsburgh Commission 


12:00-1:00 p.m:   LUNCH: Topic - An update on the Inland Marine Highway System – Patrick Donovan, Director, Maritime & Intermodal Transportation,   RTI


                         Announcement of winners of the Images of the Mon art contest – Ro Brooks, Executive Director, Monongalia Arts Center




1:15-2:15 p.m.    Economic Impact of River Recreation – Chaired by David Weaver – UMRA

2:15-3:15 p.m.    Managing Water Quality in the Monongahela Basin – Chaired by Paul Ziemkiewicz/Dave Saville – NRCCE

3:15-3:20 p.m.    Mon River Summit VI Recap - Wallace Venable - UMRA

Registration will start at 8:30 (coffee available). The formal program will begin at 9:30 am and finish by 3:30 pm.

As an adjunct to the formal presentation, there will be posters and information table to visit during the breaks. Anyone with information to share on a topic related to the Monongahela River is invited to do a table or poster presentation.