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Where Do We Stand? OKI Regional Conservation Council’s Annual Meeting 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at OKI Regional Council of Governments 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Program 1:00 p.m. Registration and Socializing Mingle freely and renew old acquaintances in the OKI Board Room. 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions John Kruse, Chair, OKI Regional Conservation Council Mark Policinski, Executive Director, OKI Regional Council of Governments 1:30 p.m. Environmental Consultations for the Regional Long-Range Transportation Plan Travis Miller, Regional Planning Manager, OKI Regional Council of Governments 1:45 p.m. The 1972 Clean Water Act – A Hard Act to Follow Marc F. Hult, Chairman, Kenton County Conservation District 2:00 p.m. Federal and State Water Quality Issues and Regulations Kristy Meyer, Director of Agricultural & Clean Water Programs, Ohio Environmental Council 2:30 p.m. ten-minute break 2:40 p.m. Great Miami Water Quality Monitoring Project Brian Bohl, CPESC, Stream Specialist, Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District 2:50 p.m. Wet Weather Landslides Robert Sheets, PE, Geotechnical Engineer, Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District 3:10 p.m. Asian Longhorned Beetle: The Threat in Black and White Biology, Identification and Management of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Joe Boggs, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Extension and Dept. of Entomology Regulatory Issues of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Ohio Dept. of Agriculture and U.S.D.A., Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Conservation District Response to the Asian Longhorned Beetle Paul Berringer, District Administrator, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District 4:30 p.m. County Conservation District Updates Conservation districts of the Tri-State region in will report briefly on their new directions 5:00 p.m. OKI-Regional Conservation Council Business Meeting and Meal (agenda follows) The Business Meeting will coincide with a buffet style meal to be eaten in the meeting room.


A collegial forum for conservation districts of the Tri-State John Kruse, Dearborn County Soil & Water Conservation District, Chair Joe Glassmeyer, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District, Vice-Chair Larry Varney, Campbell County Conservation District, Treasurer Bruce Koehler, OKI Regional Council of Governments, staff support

OKI-Regional Conservation Council Business Meeting 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 OKI Regional Council of Governments 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202 at

Agenda Call to order John Kruse, Chair, OKI Regional Conservation Council Moment of Silence We will note the passing of conservation district staff or board members during the past 12 months. Treasurer’s Report Larry Varney, OKI-RCC Treasurer, will report briefly on the organization’s treasury, which serves as a rainy day fund for event expenses. Mr. Varney is with the Campbell County Conservation District, which graciously agreed in 2010 to serve as the agent for the OKI-RCC bank account. Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Conservation Council 2011 Directory Bruce Koehler of the OKI Regional Council of Governments will hand out copies of a draft regional directory of conservation districts and request any revisions that may be needed. OKI-Regional Conservation Council Annual Tour Campbell County Conservation District will report on plans to sponsor the conservation tour this year. Election of OKI-RCC Officers OKI-RCC members will elect a chair and vice chair for the next 12 months. Larry Varney, Campbell County Conservation District, has agreed to continue as treasurer. Cleanup Crew A few kind souls will be recruited for after-dinner cleanup chores. Other Business OKI-RCC members are given the opportunity to discuss additional items not on this agenda. Adjournment To register online for the Annual Meeting of the OKI Regional Conservation Council, go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vgifeldab&oeidk=a07e5mkyrzkbacc09de

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OKI Regional Conservation Council Annual Meeting