Taken from the Confluence 2014 Facebook page and other information found online. More information can be found at their event page.
The inaugural Weber River Symposium, “Confluence 2014,” is scheduled for November 17-18 in Ogden. The Symposium is designed to bring together everybody who has an interest in the Weber River to highlight and strengthen this recent partnership and discuss how we move into the future. We invite watershed professionals, local leaders, and citizens who live, work and play in our watershed to attend this two-day event. Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell will be the keynote speaker for the symposium. We hope this symposium will stimulate further conversations about the future of our watershed.
The Weber River is an incredibly valuable watershed to the people of Utah. It has shaped the charismatic landscape of northern Utah and it is the primary source of water for drinking, irrigation, recreation and industrial uses. The Weber River also provides recreational opportunities, fish and wildlife habitat, and the cornerstone for current and future economic development. Over the past year, individuals representing cities, counties, water users, conservation districts, and private/state/federal agencies have collaborated to establish the Weber River Partnership and a restoration framework through the development of a Weber River Watershed Plan. The watershed plan considers a wide diversity of values, but this plan is not enough, the link between these diverse values is an annual forum where people can gather to discuss major conservation efforts, challenges and realities throughout the watershed.