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How the Army Corps of Engineers regulates our water resources

Presentation by Justin Hughes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Kansas City District Regulatory Project Manager Justin Hughes will join us to explain the many roles the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plays in permitting, regulation and development mitigation throughout the country and in the Kansas City area.

Many development projects involving our rivers and streams require permitting or approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Time and Place

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 pm

Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Presentation by Justin Hughes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 

Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Presentation. Presentation will be filmed – After 7 PM, Please enter through Green Room Burgers

PLUS – This presentation audio will be streaming live on KCDV.tv!
(See past videos here)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

Most people understand the role that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in building dams and managing our navigable rivers, but less well known is the regulatory role that the Corps plays in issuing permits for development and infrastructure projects that involve rivers, streams and wetlands.

Kansas City District Regulatory Project Manager Justin Hughes will join us to explain this regulatory role. Sand and gravel dredging, permitted outfalls, wetland draining, bank stabilization and many more activities are regulated by this important division of the Corps. Many of these are related to implementation of the Clean Water Act.

Justin Hughes has worked for the Corps of Engineers for the last 12 years and currently serves as a Regulatory Project Manager in the Kansas City District Office. Prior to working for the Corps, Justin worked as an environmental program manager for the state of South Carolina. He is originally from SC and has a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Environmental Studies.


Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com

The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza.  The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway.  From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).

OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.  Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).

Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania.  Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building.  Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.

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Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.

Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org. Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online!