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MEMORANDUM

From: Linda Broussard
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, March 22, 2012  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Director Meets to Discuss Significant Projects: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed participated in some significant meetings while in Washington, DC during the week of March 19.  He met with the U.S. Department of Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science and his assistant to discuss NWRC participation in the Federal Urban Waters Partnership.  He also met with U.S. Department of State (DOS) officials to discuss the Lower Mekong Initiative and the DOS 10-year Framework.  The latter meeting was in preparation for a bilateral meeting between officials of the U.S. and Peoples Republic of China (PRC) April 9–10 which Turnipseed and NWRC scientists Beth Middleton and Hongqing Wang will attend.  As an official U.S. delegate, Turnipseed will present NWRC’s work with the PRC State Forest Administration to publish a special edition of "Wetlands" focused on Asian issues. (Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Participates in Annual High-Water Survey of the Mississippi River Basin: USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed will accompany the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on their annual high-water survey of the Mississippi River Basin. The float of the Mississippi River will take place aboard the USACE Workboat Mississippi on March 29 with a public forum scheduled for the morning of March 30 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Turnipseed, NWRC Deputy Director Matthew Andersen, and Branch Chief Scott Wilson will represent the NWRC and USGS. (Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

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