America's Inner Coast Summit -- June 22-24, 2010 -- St. Louis, MO

Potential Summit Outcomes

The focus of this Summit is to produce several follow-up activities and high-level recommendations to be considered in developing sustainable MRV projects.   

  1. Produce Draft Executive Order components for support of America’s Inner Coast

  2. Create Shared vision statement among participants to bring to their respective organizations

  3. Construct Concepts and ideas for a MRV Program Management Plan

  4. Outline Future actions and efforts – 200 Year Vision

  5. Develop Post-Summit Report for widespread distribution

  6. Generate media coverage for raised National awareness

  7. Identify potential opportunities and outcomes to ensure greater collaboration

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Summit Background


Summit Need

Geographic Scope

Potential Outcomes

Foundation Documents
    & Efforts

Midwest Natural Resources Group — Opportunity for Action Letter

Mississippi River Commission Vision Statement

Monsanto Commitment

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) Watershed Visions Conference

The Nature Conservancy Great Rivers Program

Nature Conservancy MOU

Sand County Foundation - Partnering for Ecosystem Sustainability

Sand County Foundation MOU

Vision for a Sustainable Mississippi River Watershed: Meridian Institute Interviews Findings and Recommendations

Executive Summary: Great Rivers Partnership - June 2010

Mississippi River Network: Headwaters to Gulf