The IWPC Committee is working to provide a strong technical program, educational opportunities, time to visit with exhibitors, and some activities just for fun. We'll post more conference information as it becomes available.
Run/Walk for Water
New this year is a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser to benefit Water for People. Event is 7:15 AM, Tuesday, April 21, at the Lost Bridge Trail. It's behind the Illinois Department of Transportation building on South Dirksen. All participants will receive a breakfast snack box and an event t-shirt. Learn more on website Run/Walk for Water page.
Scholarship Basket Fundraiser
Again this year, IWPC attendees support scholarships by buying tickets for our basket raffle. The raffle is held on Monday and Tuesday after the technical sessions conclude. Last year we raised over $2,785 which helped fund $500 of scholarships to college bound high school seniors, an infrared camera to an AP Environmental science class, and a $1,000 scholarship to a college student pursuing a career in the water environment industry. The funds raised by the basket raffle also support the annual Sylvanus Jackson Scholarship to the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville’s Environmental Resources Training Center. You can learn more on the website Scholarship Fundraiser page.
Lincoln Ghost Tour
7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 21. This 90-minute, 5 block lantern lit walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange and bizarre stories surrounding Lincoln’s life and his death; Lincoln’s bizarre dreams of death, Spiritualism, Mary’s seances in the White House, and skullduggery at the tomb site. This is a factual history tour that includes some of the ghostly lore surrounding the Lincolns. Suitable for all ages, not a scary tour. Learn more on website Lincoln Ghost Tour page.