Rick McLaughlin and Risa Shimoda will be presenters at the 2011 Interagency River Management Workshop and 30th Annual International Submerged Lands Conference taking place in Girdwood, Alaska May 10-13, 2011. Rick will provide his perspectives on the technical process of designing and constructing whitewater parks as regards to permitting and managing newly engineered rivers. Risa will provide perspective on the proliferation and evolving popularity of whitewater courses and parks. They will be joined by Kevin Colburn, National Stewardship Director for American Whitewater, who will provide his organization’s policy on these projects from a conservation perspective. The workshop’s primary sponsor is the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Other sponsors are the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service.