EDEN Pre-conference Tour
Tuesday, September 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- an optional addition to your Annual Meeting registration
- additional seats on the tour can be purchased for your traveling companion
Advance Credentialing Required
ALL tour participants must complete the
Rock Island Arsenal Access Control Record Check
You will receive an email follow-up from
Lisa Lincoln, email@example.com, to complete the form.
in accordance with
the timeline posted on the EDEN Annual Meeting registration page.
The tour will start at the Stoney Creek Inn at 8:30 a.m with a conversation with the US Army Corp of Engineers. Breakfast is not included, as the Stoney Creek Inn's deluxe complimentary continental breakfast service opens at 6:30 a.m.
The tour program begins in our hotel, in the Starboard Room, at 8:30 with a Conversation with the Corps. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will discuss the disaster management role they serve from Arsenal Island. The presentation will cover the scope of the USACE’s operations and allow time to talk about the kinds of preparedness education that might assist in mitigating disasters from the USACE’s perspective
We depart Stoney Creek Inn at 10:00 a.m., to visit Arsenal Island, the Davenport Riverfront, and the Rock Island Riverfront. Tour highlights include the following:
Morning on the Island
Tour of the National Flood Fight Material Center: As part of their emergency management function, USACE maintains a warehouse of materials for use in fighting floods in the Midwest.
Tour Lock and Dam: Park Rangers will give a tour of the lack and dam; they will explain why and how the system works.
Lunch at the Arsenal Island Gold Club: Soup, salad and sandwich buffet
Afternoon in neighboring communities:
Tour Davenport Riverfront Mitigation Project: Davenport Public Works will lead the tour.
Tour Rock Island Riverfront and Mitigation Projects: Mike Bartels of Rock Island Public Works will discuss the Riverfront and Rock Island Riverfront Mitigation Projects.
Bus departs Rock Island Riverfront at 4:30 p.m. for a 10-minute drive back to Stoney Creek Inn.
Registration and Cost
Registration is $40; registration fees for the optional pre-conference tour will be in addition to the meeting registration fee. Pre-conference tour registration fees will include transportation, lunch, on-board snacks and all tour activities.
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