A tough chore, but someone had to do it. One May 10th Ben gave river managers, planners and agency representatives an overview of engineered river improvements at the 2011 River Management Workshop and 30th Annual International Submerged Lands Conference. He stood in for Rick, and he was accompanied by Risa describing the growth of this specialty and American Whitewater’s Kevin Colburn describing the positive influence whitewater parks can have on communities. Many interesting management topics were covered during the workshop related to submerged lands and navigability, hydropower in Alaska, and the growing national initiatives to deal with invasives. A separate one day workshop was conducted to increase the education and awareness of evaluating Outstandingly Remarkable Values of Rivers that are considered for Wild and Scenic or other protected status.