February 2014 Luncheon

Wetlands, they're not just swamps anymore

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

1.0 CM Credits Pending

SPEAKER:  Scott D. Harding, CPSS/CS - Vice President, Director of Natural Resource Sourvice at SCI Engineering, Inc.

Wetlands have a strained past in the United States.  We’ve drained them, filled them, plowed them, and dumped our garbage and sewage in them.  They were looked upon as breeding grounds for disease, they restricted travel, and they impeded agriculture and economic development.   Wetlands were just considered swamps, bogs, and marshes.  As a result, the U.S. EPA estimates that United States lost over half (110 million acres) of the nation’s wetlands, most of which occurred since 1950.

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December 2013 Luncheon


Annual Holiday Luncheon!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:30 am - 1:30 PM

Please join us on December 18th in the Leinster Room at the Dubliner for our annual holiday luncheon. The holiday luncheon trivia tradition will continue again this year, so dig up your old Trivial Pursuit and impress other attendees with your trove of random facts and useless knowledge! Prizes will be awarded to the winning table. Shame will be awarded to the losing table.

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November 2013 Luncheon

Healthy, Affordable Food Access in the St. Louis Region  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  

SPEAKERS:  Kara Lubischer - Community Development Specialist with the University of Missouri - St. Louis
                   Kirby Burkholder - Executive Director of the Missouri IFF Office

Fresh food access is a critical component of a healthy and vibrant community. Join planners and public health professionals from the St. Louis Region at the APASLMS November luncheon to learn about healthy, affordable food access research being done within our region, as well as mechanisms for funding healthy food stores in your community.  

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September 2013 Luncheon

Delmar Loop Trolley- APA/APWA Joint Lunch

Thursday, September 26, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

SPEAKER:  Tentative - Chris Poehler, Senior Vice President - Engineering & New Systems Development at Metro St. Louis.

Colorful trolley cars once animated the streets of St. Louis, linking neighborhoods, stimulating economic growth and delivering people to their destinations. The Loop derived its name from the Delmar Streetcar system that serviced University City and western St. Louis in the early 1900s.

Today the trolley car is more than just an object of nostalgia or a paragraph for the history books. It's enjoying a resurgence in popularity as a viable catalyst for economic development and a plausible transit solution to provide additional mobility options for all citizens. 

Streetcars are making dramatic comebacks in cities across the country. San Francisco, Portland, Kenosha, Memphis, Charlotte, Dallas and more have installed streetcar service, much to the delight of tourists and residents. Will St. Louis be next on the list?

In St. Louis, a proposed streetcar line connecting Forest Park and The Loop to two MetroLink stations is expected to begin final design by the summer of 2013 with construction beginning in 2014. The Federal Transit Administration has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact which allows the project to move forward. The Loop

Trolley Company is raising private funds to match $25 million in federal funds that will help build the project.

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