The Kentucky Division of Water is one of 12 Mississippi River basin states that have developed or are developing a Nutrient Reduction Strategy to address nutrient impairments and the effects of nutrients. The Mississippi River\Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, which includes the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, will be holding a public meeting in Godfrey, Illinois on Tuesday October 21, 2014. Kentucky stakeholders are invited to participate in person or via webcast.
You must register for the meeting whether you plan to attend in person or via the webcast: https://water-meetings.tetratech.com/Hypoxia/StaticPublic/index.htm
Established in 1997, the Hypoxia Task Force brings together 12 upper and lower Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB) states and five federal agencies to partner on local, state, and regional efforts to reduce excess nutrients in the MARB and the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone.
By the end of the year, we expect each Task Force state will have a draft or completed nutrient reduction strategy. Expanded partnerships will be key to successful implementation of strategies in priority watersheds. In May, the Task Force announced a partnership with 12 Land Grant Universities that will bring additional expertise to help reduce nutrient runoff and advise the Task Force.
- Get the latest update on the progress Hypoxia Task Force Partners and other key organizations are making to reduce excess nutrient loads to the Mississippi River.
- Learn about Illinois’ approach to nutrient reduction.
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:15am to 5:15pm Central Time
Where: Via Webcast or in Person
Lewis and Clark Community College – Benjamin Godfrey Campus
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035
If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact:
Kimberlyn Velasquez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Velasquez.Kimberlyn@epa.gov, or
Kate Pinkerton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pinkerton.Kate@epa.gov