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Register for Defending Our Waters by tomorrow for a hotel room!

Click here to register for Defending Our Waters!
Please register by tomorrow, October 3 if you’d like the Water Protection Network to cover two nights at the hotel for you.  General registration for our 2019 Membership Meeting will remain open after tomorrow, but we cannot guarantee that hotel rooms will be available.

Join us to connect with other Water Protection Network members, to meet with your Members of Congress, and to engage with our fantastic lineup of speakers:
  • Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Former Assistant Secretary of the Army-Civil Works
  • Randall L. Behm P.E., CFM, US Army Corps of Engineers, Rehired Annuitant, Behm Hazard Mitigation, LLC.
  • Mariah Davis, Field Manager, Choose Clean Water Coalition
  • Steve Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Kim Knowles, Attorney & Policy Specialist, Prairie Rivers Network
  • Helen Light, Retired Wetland Scientist, US Geological Survey
  • Jill Mastrototaro, Policy Director, Audubon Mississippi
  • Suzanne Ozment, Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Dr. Jonathan Remo, Associate Professor in the School of Earth Science and Sustainability and Director of the Environmental Resources and Policy Program at Southern Illinois University
  • Melissa Samet, Senior Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation
  • Eileen Shader, Director, River Restoration, American Rivers
Read more about our speakers here.

Click here to register and learn more about the meeting.

Federal Policy Updates


In September, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Click here to watch the recorded hearing, "Improving American Economic Competitiveness through Water Resources Infrastructure."

To prevent a federal government shutdown that would have started yesterday, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (Public Law No: 116-59) to fund the federal government through November 21, 2019. This Continuing Resolution also extends the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress now has until November 21 to pass appropriations bills to fund federal agencies for Fiscal Year 2020.

Corps Public Notices from the Last 30 Days

The listings below are Corps of Engineers public notices from the Federal Register and Corps district websites, and select notices from other federal agencies. Please see past WPN Updates for notices published prior to one month ago and visit, Corps division and district websites, and other federal agencies' websites for complete listings of public notices.

Corps of Engineers

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