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Ninth environmental summit to be held Saturday

Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 12:57 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Missouri Votes Conservation Education fund will host the Ninth Annual Statewide Environmental Summit on Saturday at MU's Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building.

The summit will offer a chance for environmental and conservation leaders to improve their public policy agendas for the upcoming legislative session, as well as an opportunity for residents, state officials, independent farmers and green business owners to help map Missouri’s future environment.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the summit will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include an address by the new director of Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources, Sara Parker Pauley. Bob Priddy of Missourinet.com will give the keynote address.

The gathering also will include sessions on issues such as energy, clean water, public lands, casino sites, sustainable agriculture, green building and citizen advocacy.

For more information on the summit and a full agenda, go to the Missouri Votes Conservation Fund's website.

 


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