Join other river enthusiasts and Prairie Rivers Network’s engaging staff and board members for good conversation, food, and fun at Prairie Rivers Network’s Annual Dinner as we celebrate our rivers and streams and 45 years of protecting Illinois’ environment.
When: Friday, October 5, 2012
Reception – 6:00 pm
Dinner – 7:30 pm
Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S.First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Price: $50 per person or $400 for a table of 10. Reservations are required. Please reserve your place by September 26, 2012 by calling 217/ 344-2371 or visiting our website: prairierivers.org/dinner
Dress Requirement? No. There is no dress requirement, however, most attendees dress in business or evening informal.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Lazarus
Richard Lazarus, an Urbana native and University of Illinois graduate, has long been prominent in the national environmental movement as a scholar, Supreme Court advocate, and most recently, Executive Director of the President’s Commission on the BP Oil Spill. Now a Professor of Law at Harvard University—after years on the faculties of Georgetown and Washington University—Lazarus is best known for representing the environmental side in many Supreme Court cases, where he sought to uphold land-use and environmental laws and to defend against claims that the government may not limit activities on private land without financial compensation. As a scholar Lazarus has written extensively on environmental justice, the criminal enforcement of environmental laws, and the Supreme Court’s dismal record in environmental cases. As Executive Director of the Oil Spill Commission, he oversaw the federal effort to identify the root causes of the oil spill and to recommend changes in law and policy.