Bright Lights, Queen City SSS 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Bright Lights, Queen City SSS 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:00 PM (EST)

Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the Univer
151 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
United States

Map and Directions
SSS Agenda


11:00am – 7:00pm Registration
11:45am Bus Departure for ballgame

1:30pm Reds Baseball, Great American Park *ticket required

7:30pm Auxiliary Memorial Celebration and Live Auction, light refreshments served "Tastes of Cincinnati"

7:30pm Children's Party


6:30am -- 9:30am Breakfast in Hotel Restaurant, Voucher is included with registration
7:00am – 12:00pm  Registration

7:00am -- 8:45am  Director's Meeting

8:30am -- 3:30pm Youth Tour:  Cincinnati Nature Center

9:00am – 3:00pm Administrative Assistant Development Program

8:45am – 9:15am Auxiliary Meeting
9:30am – 3:00pm Auxiliary Tour:  Rookwood Pottery, President William Howard Taft House, Jungle Jim's

9:00am – 10:45am General Session
  • Agency Updates
  • "Pollinator Habitat Efforts Statewide", featuring Marci Lininger, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Joel Hunt, Ohio Department of Transportation

11:00am – Noon:  WORKSHOP SESSIONS I
  • Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, Aaron Heilers, Ohio Farm Bureau
  • Agriculture Pollution Abatement Update, Matt Lane, ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Ohio River Water Quality - ORSANCO, Greg Youngstrum
  • Harmful Algal Blooms, – Dr. Chris Winslow, OSU Stone Lab
  • Using Precision Agriculture, Steve Knollman of Knollman Farms
  • Urban Committee Meeting, Jennifer Fish, Franklin SWCD
12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm:  Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission

1:30pm – 2:30pm:   WORKSHOP SESSIONS II
  • Blanchard River Demo Repeat Session, Aaron Heilers, Ohio Farm Bureau
  • Leadership Academy:  Storytelling
  • Hamilton Mill-Pipeline Water Waste Tech Program
  • Harmful Algal Blooms, Repeat Session, Dr. Chris Winslow, OSU Stone Lab
  • East Fork Water Quality, Clermont SWCD
  • TBA
2:45pm – 3:45pm:  WORKSHOP SESSIONS III
  • SWIMS Replacement, Martin Joyce, ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Leadership Academy, Storytelling, REPEAT
  • Ohio River Commerce,Jamie Arnold, Consolidated Grain and Barge
  • Green Development Practices, John DeVerne, P.E., LEED, VP, Bayer Becker
  • APHIS:  Asian Long-Horned Beetle Efforts, APHIS
  • TBA
5:00pm – 5:30pm:  LOAD BUSES & TRAVEL: 
  • Paul Brown Stadium, Home of the Cincinnati Bengals for a special Stadium Tour and Dinner with a special guest speaker highlighting recycling and conservation stewardship efforts *ticket required
  • BB Riverboat Dinner and Cruise with guest speaker from ORSANCO highlighting water quality initiatives *ticket required
TUESDAY, JULY 18TH:  Touring the "Gems" of the Area!

6:30am -- 9:30am  Breakfast in Hotel Restaurant, Voucher included with registration
7:45am - 2:00pm:  EMERALD TOUR, Hosted by Warren SWCD.  This tour consists of the Greenacres Foundation, Little Miami Conservancy and Valley Vineyards.  *A PLANNED LUNCH IS PROVIDED

7:45am – 2:00pm:  RUBY TOUR, Hosted by Butler SWCD.  This tour consists of a tour to Rumpke, Fernald Preserve, Niederman Farms and the SWCD Office. *A PLANNED LUNCH IS PROVIDED

7:45am – 2:00pm:  AMETHYST  TOUR, Hosted by Clermont SWCD.  This tour consists of Valley View Foundation, Shor Park, O'Bannon Creek Vineyards and a CIG Project!  *A PLANNED LUNCH IS PROVIDED.

7:45am – 2:00pm:  CRYSTAL TOUR, Hosted by Hamilton SWCD.  This is a tour of Homeadow Song Farm, Walnut Creek Stables, and Findlay Market. *A PLANNED LUNCH IS PROVIDED  


Contact Information

  • For questions for the OFSWCD, call 614-784-1900.  For hotel reservations call the Kingsgate Marriott directly.

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