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Tours

Technical field tours and guest tours are not included with conference registration. All tours require advanced registration and in most cases, payment of a separate registration fee to attend. Walk-ins will not be allowed to participate without first registering and paying registration fee (if applicable). Handicapped accessibility is limited on bus tours. Please check with ASFPM before registering if you have special needs. Tour attendees should be prepared to be outside in hot, humid, sunny/rainy, buggy conditions and dress accordingly!

TECHNICAL FIELD TOURS: No children are allowed on field tours. Technical field tours are targeted for conference attendees.

GUEST TOURS: Non-conference attendees must purchase a Guest Conference Registration in order to register for guest tours. Children under 12 are not allowed on guest tours.

$ - Indicates that this is a fee-based event

Sunday, April 30,
1:00pm – 4:30pm

GUEST TOUR: WWI Memorial/Museum 100 Year Anniversary - $

Fee $50

April 6, 1917, America entered World War I. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this historic event, ASFPM is offering a tour of the National World War I Museum & Memorial, located just minutes from the Convention Center. Steeped in history, this is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it. Interactive displays, thought-provoking films, and eyewitness testimonies guide visitors through one of the largest collections of WWI artifacts in the world. From the first shots fired in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919, this award-winning museum offers a global perspective of "The War to End All Wars," and includes firsthand accounts from the battlefield and home front alike.

Monday, May 1,
1:00pm - 5:00pm

TECHNICAL TOUR: Turkey Creek Bi-state Partnership - $

Fee $45

The Turkey Creek bi-state project partnership tour will cover the unique history and special congressional authorization allowing construction in advance of the Project Cooperation Agreement with the Corps of Engineers. We'll see stormwater infrastructure improvements with flood risk mitigation, bi-state floodplain development and management challenges, and tour project features. Located along I-35 and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City in a highly traveled business corridor, the project includes 1919 diversion tunnel, two railroad relocations that included bridge replacement/modification/raise and new monitoring stations, levee with environmental enhancements, Boulevard Drive-in flood mitigation features, walled channel section, Mill Street bridge replacement, channel improvements, and new stormwater interceptors. Tour will include a bus and walking tour of the sites.

Tuesday, May 2,
1:15pm - 6:30pm

TECHNICAL TOUR: Brush Creek Deluge of 1977 - $

Fee $45

The Brush Creek tour will show bi-state efforts within the watershed to mitigate flood risk and restore/mitigation stream change/erosion within an urbanized footprint. This bus tour begins with the Country Club Plaza, working its way west to the Rock Creek Tributary, then along Brush Creek to the Town Fork Creek Tributary. We'll visit the confluence of the Brush Creek and the Blue River showing the interdependency of mitigation efforts. This tour is primarily a bus tour with four stops for onsite discussions and information.

Tuesday, May 2,
1:45pm - 4:30pm

GUEST TOUR: Boulevard Brewery - $

Fee: $50

Join us for an exclusive one-hour tour of the Boulevard Brewery production facility. Tour begins in the education center to explore the brewery's history. Then take a guided tour through the facility, including a stop in the 300-barrel brew house and viewing some of the brewing equipment that produces enough beer to be the 17th largest craft brewery by sales in 2014. Great views abound of the bottling and canning lines as well as a peak into multiple cellars. Tours include a Founders logo souvenir pint glass and two full pours.

Thursday, May 4,
1:15pm - 5:00pm

TECHNICAL FIELD TOUR: Big Muddy River - $

Fee: $45

The focus of this tour is on the nonstructural side of flood risk management, but will also address risk communication, flood warning systems, emergency action planning, and land regulation. Learn the history of the Big Muddy River and how it shaped the city. Tour will showcase the most impressive views of the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the city. Flood risk management for the Big Muddy includes a large system of reservoirs managed by the Corps of Engineers that have eight authorized purposes, putting the region in the middle of an upstream vs. downstream water war. See the latest levee built in the area and discuss alternative means for flood risk management that might be done in place of levees. At Platte Landing Park, attendees will see an example of the wise use of floodplains and the Corps of Engineers will discuss their pending ecosystem restoration, Missouri River Recovery Program, and Silver Jackets' flood warning tool. The last stop will be at English Landing Park where we'll hear how Parkville has addressed flooding despite development pressures exemplified through use of recreational areas. And we’ll see the proper demonstration of a temporary flood barrier that has been certified through FM Approvals and the Corps.

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