La Crosse, WI: The 2019 MRPC Annual Meeting will take place September 17-19, 2019, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The conference agenda focuses on several important topics, including working with federal agencies (featuring representatives from theMississippi National River and Recreation Area and the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge) and an update on the National Scenic Byway Program by the NSB Foundation Board member Penny Simonson. Tuesday morning features a presentation on the Impact of the Tourism Economy by Travel Wisconsin’s own Tourism Secretary Designee Sara Meaney and WisDOT Sec. Designee Craig Thompson is briefing the Commissioners on Infrastructure for the WI Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
During the mobile sessions, attendees can learn about the diverse ecology of this important stretch of the river including a tour the Genoa National Fish Hatchery and an opportunity to paddle the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge which is the longest river refuge in the continental U.S.
Other activities include a Welcome Reception co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Great River Road and River Travel Media, Farm to Table Dinner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and other breakout sessions and Q&A Sessions.
Mississippi River Parkway Commission delegates from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana will be in attendance and registration is still open.
What: MRPC Annual Conference
When: September 17-19, 2019
Where: Radisson Hotel
200 Second Street South
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601
Wisconsin Great River Road Chair