Olivet Nazarene University
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2017
Friday, February 10th
8:59 AM

Welcome

Randal D. Johnson, Olivet Nazarene University

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

8:59 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

A Short History of the Kankakee River

James V. Johnson, Kankakee County Historical Society

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:40 AM

Wetland Restoration as a Climate Change Adaptations Strategy in the Kankakee River Watershed: Hydrology & Recreational User ValueSurface Water & Groundwater Interface in Kankakee Basin

Tamatha A. Patterson, U.S. Geological Survey

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Adequacy of the Kankakee River as a Drinking Water Source

Kevin M. Culver, Aqua Illinois

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

10:30 AM

Sand/Sediment Baseline Studies

Nani Bhowmik, Illinois State Water Survey

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM

Yellow River/Indiana Hydrogeology & Fluvial Geomorphology

Robert Cole Barr, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Sand with Bio-solids: Potential Kankakee River Project

Charles Theiling, United States Army Corps of Engineers

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

11:40 AM

Fisheries & Stream Quality Update for the Kankakee River Basin

Stephen Pescitelli, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Sand Trends and Habitat Degradation

Jerrod Parker, Illinois Natural History Survey
Drew Costenbader, Illinois Natural History Survey
Yong Cao, Illinois Natural History Survey
John Epifanio, Illinois Natural History Survey

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

1:30 PM

Nutrient Load Data from Kankakee & Iroquois Rivers in Indiana

Timothy R. Lathrop, United States Geological Survey
Daniel Perkins, Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Agricultural Practices to Improve Water Quality

Jeff O'Connor, Kankakee County Producer & Nutrient Loss Reducation Strategy Advocate
Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

2:20 PM

Illinois & Indiana Eco-Sites & DNR Programs in the Watershed

Bob Caveny, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

2:35 PM

National Water Trail: Connecting Indiana & Illinois

Daniel Plath, Northwest Indiana Paddling Association

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

2:50 PM

Current & Future Economic Value of Kankakee River to Indiana

R. Derek Bjonback, Purdue University - Northwest

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM

3:05 PM

Current & Future Economic Value- Kankakee River in Illinois

Timothy O. Nugent, Economic Alliance

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

3:30 PM

Building Partners for a Sustainable Kankakee River Basin Future

Brian D. Anderson, Prairie Research Institute

Larsen Fine Arts Center-Kresge Auditorium

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM