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Agenda for 2009 Rappahannock River Basin Symposium – Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy

The Steering Committee of the Rappahannock River Basin Commission’s 2009 Symposium has finalized the agenda for the December 9 event:

Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy

A Symposium Hosted by the

Rappahannock River Basin Commission (RRBC)

December 9, 2009

University of Mary Washington

Stafford Campus, 121 University Boulevard, Fredericksburg, 22406

This groundbreaking economic development-environmental policy conference will begin with a series of short presentations intended to provide understanding about the concept of a Chesapeake Bay Economy. This will include briefings on environmental policy that might be used to drive the Exchange and an overview of one of the pillars of a Bay economy-ecosystem services. It will also include an introduction to the proposed Rappahannock Exchange workplan and operational design. The majority of the day will be interactive, designed to elicit critique and commentary, all of which will be used to determine if sufficient interest exists to move forward with the next phase of the project – creation of a Rappahannock Exchange Advisory Council and Exchange Business Plan.

Registration for this event is required and can be completed on-line at the Rappahannock River Basin Commission website. Registrants will receive the Rappahannock Exchange Prospectus electronically a few days before the symposium.

7:45 a.m. Registration and Seat Assignments
8:30 a.m. Welcome – Senator Emmett Hanger, Chair Rappahannock River Basin Commission (RRBC), Virginia’s 24th Senate District and Peter Rice, Founder and former CEO, Plow and Hearth
8:40 a.m. Background – Joseph Grzeika, Vice-Chair RRBC, Chair of the King George County Board of Supervisors
8:45 a.m. Symposium’s Mission and Process – Kathleen Harrigan, SWCD Representative to the RRBC, Director Tri-County Soil and Water Conservation District
8:50 a.m. History of the Rappahannock
9:00 a.m. The Vision for a Chesapeake Bay Economy – Congressman Rob Wittman, Virginia’s 1st District
9:15 a.m. Understanding the Pillars of a Chesapeake Bay Economy

  • Environmental Stewardship: Enhancing Business Opportunities
  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration – Virginia Public Policy
  • Ecosystem Services
  • The Interdependence of Urban and Rural Environments

Speakers: David Carroll, Lafarge; Senator Edd Houck, Virginia’s 17th Senate District; Buck Kline, Virginia Department of Forestry

10:00 a.m. The Rappahannock Exchange Proposal – Conceptual Design and Workplan - Michael Collins, Executive Director, Conserv
10:15 a.m. Discussion of the Proposal in Small Groups – Jacquelyn Pogue, Symposium Moderator
11:45 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address – EPA’s Chesapeake Bay TMDL – Robert A. Koroncai, Chesapeake Bay TMDL Manager, USEPA Region III
1:10 p.m Summary of Comments from Discussion of the Proposal - Jacquelyn Pogue
1:30 p.m. Discussion of Factors Affecting the Development and Implementation of the Rappahannock Exchange – Jacquelyn Pogue
2:30 p.m. Summary of Outcomes and Where We Go From Here
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thanks to Tangier Rappahannock Cruises for the use of the eagle image.


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