Planning for the 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference began in July of 2017 with the selection of our host city. We knew it was time to return to Pennsylvania, but the question was, should we go somewhere new or return to a previous host city? It was pretty clear, after looking at several potential locations, that the only place that would fit our growing conference was Lancaster.
The last time the conference was in Lancaster, we were only in our third year, and the landscape of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort looked much different. With the pending results of the midpoint assessment coming, Lancaster offered us the ability to talk about many of the issues we face regarding the clean up, especially when it comes to agriculture and stormwater runoff. After two days of sessions, workshops, speakers, and networking, it seems as if we all walked away with new ideas, connections, projects, and motivation, and, as shocking as it may seem, we are already starting to plan for next year's conference in Baltimore!
If you are looking for information from the conference, you have come to the right place! Below is a list of materials and links that you may find useful:
I wanted to thank everyone who helped put this conference together - our 12 person planning committee, the staff at NWF, the Coalition's steering committee, our incredible sponsors, and Chante Coleman and Mariah Davis, who went above and beyond in planning sessions and finding incredible speakers.
See you in Baltimore in 2019!