2017 Annual Meeting

Our Cape Fear River:  Progress and Prospects

44th Annual Meeting of the Cape Fear River Assembly

Cumberland County Agriculture Center (Fayetteville, NC)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The CFRA educational symposium about the problems and progress that have occurred over the past five decades — within the Cape Fear River and across the river basin.  There were presentations and panels with opportunities for audience participation. Click on presenters’ name if highlighted to download PDF of their presentation.

8:30 – 9:00          Registration and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15          Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Tom Hoban, Executive Director of CFRA

 9:15 – 10:00        Public Policies: Progress and Prospects 

                             Bill Holman, Conservation Fund

Robin Smith, Smith Environmental

MODERATOR – Peter Raabe, American Rivers

 10:00 – 10:45      Water Quality in the Cape Fear – 50 Years of Change

Bill Kreutzberger, CH2M Hill

MODERATOR – Chad Ham, Fayetteville PWC

 10:45 – 11:00      BREAK

 11:00 – 12:00      Agriculture and the River: Progress and Prospects

                             Christine Lawson, NC DEQ

Don Butler, Smithfield Foods

                             Tom Butler, Butler Farms

                             MODERATOR – Len Bull, NC State University

12:00 – 12:45      LUNCH

12:45 – 1:15        CFRA Annual Meeting 

Election of CFRA Officers and Board,

Recognitions and Other Business

                             MODERATOR – Tom Hoban, CFRA Executive Director

1:15 –  2:00            Lessons from “Down the Wild Cape Fear”

                              Phillip Gerard – Author, UNC Wilmington

                              MODERATOR – Tom Hoban, CFRA

2:00 – 3:00           Screening of 1993 PBS Film “River Run”

3:00 – 3:15           BREAK

 3:15 – 4:30          Jordan Lake: Progress and Prospects  

Panel included short presentations, informal discussion and audience participation.  Topics cover Lake History and Uses, Water Quality Trends, Jordan Lake Rules, Water Allocation, and Other Topics.

Warren Miller – Jordan Lake Partnership

Jeff Warren – UNC Policy Collaboratory

Francis DiGiano – Clean Jordan Lake 

MODERATOR – Jen Schmitz, Triangle J COG

Meeting Sponsors:

Fayetteville PWC

Mount Olive Pickle Company

Smithfield Foods

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