Stay tuned for our next WPN Membership Meeting in 2019!
The Network held its 2017 membership meeting in Birmingham, AL. The meeting focused on achieving large-scale environmental victories in the current political environment in accordance with our new strategic plan. The meeting included a field trip to the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center and optional canoe trip where attendees had the option to canoe or enjoy other outdoor activities while networking with their peers.
The Network held its 2015 membership meeting in Washington, D.C. More than 70 members, scientists, policy makers and natural resource managers came together to talk about opportunities and tools for modernizing water resources projects and policies to ensure a sustainable future.
The Network held its 2012 membership meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 100 members, scientists, policy makers and natural resource managers came together to learn lessons from the record-breaking Mississippi River floods of 2011 and identify ways to work with nature to protect communities.
The Corps Reform Network (now the Water Protection Network) held its 2010 Membership Meeting in Washington DC. Eighty Network members and partners joined with scientists, economists, and high-level Obama Administration officials to identify opportunities for improving floodplain management and meeting the challenges of climate change. The meeting featured one-on-one trainings, a cruise on the Potomac River, and member presentations to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and top-ranking officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The Corps Reform Network held its 2007 Membership Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fifty Network members and local activists joined with community leaders, scientists, and Corps of Engineers staff to identify and advance opportunities for protecting communities by reforming the Corps of Engineers. The meeting included a press conference releasing a report on why the Corps of Engineers proposal to widen the Industrial Lock and Canal was a misplaced priority and a hazard to the residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.
The Corps Reform Network held its 2006 Membership Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. Network members joined local activists, community leaders, and Corps of Engineers staff to talk about the Corps, Katrina, and Restoration. The meeting included tours of the Kissimmee River restoration project and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to learn about progress and challenges in large scale restoration efforts.