Burkhardt Addresses Crowd

Dan Burkhardt, founder of Magnificent Missouri and the Katy Land Trust, addresses the attendees at the Commerce and Conservation conference Wednesday, July 29, at Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington. Burkhardt organized the event to help bridge commerce and conservation efforts. He said one of the goals was to get a variety of people in the same room to exchange ideas.       Missourian Photo.

Dozens of people packed into Jesuit Hall in Downtown Washington Wednesday to take part in a one-day “think tank.”

The brainchild of organizer Dan Burkhardt, the Commerce and Conservation conference brought together people from different backgrounds to discuss the Missouri River Country.