Annual Meeting

RESERVOIR FISHERIES HABITAT PARTNERSHIP

Annual Meeting

Hollywood Casino
4-6 October 2019,
Kansas City, KS

The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) will be holding its 10th Annual Meeting at the Hollywood Casino https://www.hollywoodcasinokansas.com/in Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, 4-6 October, 2019. Lunch will be provided to the participants on the 6th and an Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hollywood Inn Express (1931 Prairie Crossing/Parallel, Kansas City, KS 66111) https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/kansas-city/mkcpp/hoteldetail at government rates ($125/night) for the RFHP meeting on October 3rd – 5th. Attendees are to make their own room reservations by calling 913-328-1024. Be sure to reserve your room under our room block listed under “Friends of Reservoirs”.

Highlights of this year’s meeting will be a dredge demonstration on Friday morning sponsored by Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism and a half-day workshop on reservoir habitat restoration Best Management Practices. Topics to be covered include:

  • Permitting
  • Structure
  • Nuisance aquatic vegetation
  • Establishing native vegetation
  • Sedimentation
  • Nutrient control
  • Shoreline Stabilization
  • Funding

Instructors include many of the individuals that contributed to the Reservoir Habitat Management Manual https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/best-management-practices-manual/ .

A $100 registration fee will be charged onsite to defer travel costs of workshop speakers. Attendees should register online by going to: https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/event/2019-annual-meeting/ Friends of Reservoirs will provide free rooms and registration for Friday and Saturday nights to FOR members. Contact Jeff Boxrucker if you are requesting gratis rooms and registration (jboxrucker@sbcglobal.net). Individuals need to make their own room reservations and reserve on their own credit cards; those receiving gratis rooms will have the bill transferred to RFHP master upon arrival at the meeting.

  • Transportation
    • Fly into Kansas City International Airport (25 miles from hotel)
    • Airport shuttle services are available at https://www.flykci.com/getting-to-from/ground-transportation/shuttle-services/  The hotel recommended 5 Guys and/or Super Shuttle
    • Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism may be able to provide transportation from airport to hotel, if arrival schedules can be coordinated
    • Copy Jeff Boxrucker (jboxrucker@sbcglobal.net) with itinerary and we may be able to match you up with others renting cars and/or KWPT if you do not wish to use the shuttle
  • Meals
    • Hotel has free onsite continental breakfast
    • RFHP will provide lunch on Oct. 5th and 6th
    • Awards banquet on Oct. 5th (evening)
    • Dinner on attendees own on Oct. 4th

Schedule at a glance:

October 4 Dredge Demonstration 9:00-11:30
RFHP Business Meeting 1:00-5:00
October 5 Reservoir Habitat Restoration Workshop 8:00-12:00
Lunch (provided by RFHP onsite) 12:00-1:00
Technical Session 1:00-5:00
Banquet 6:00-9:00

October 6

 

Technical Session

Lunch (provided by RFHP onsite)

8:00-12:00

 

A more detailed program will be made available as plans develop.

 

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