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2016 Annual Environmental Conference

Our thanks to everyone who made Annual Environmental Conference 2016 a great success: 750+ people in attendance; 43 exhibitors; 17 sponsors; 20 advertisers; 83 workshop presenters and moderators; many volunteers; and DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg for giving the keynote address.

Conference participants chose from among 24 workshops and 4 units of Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners. They were treated to morning breakfast goodies and a buffet lunch. They visited the exhibit hall, where they saw the latest in wetlands and open space protection and met and spoke with representatives of government agencies and companies. At Opening Session, they heard an informative keynote address by DEP Commissioner Suuberg. At the Annual Business Meeting, members elected MACC officers and board members. Many had drinks and hors d’oeuvres and conversations at the President’s Reception closing the conference.

Our congratulations to Don Cooper, Mike O'Reilly, and Bill Keohan for being honored with Environmental Service Awards. Our congratulations to those who completed their Fundamentals training at the conference and will be receiving their certificates!

Our thanks to Charles River Canoe & Kayak for the raffle 1st prize kayak and 2nd prize free one–day kayak, canoe, or paddle board rental; and to Eversource for the 3rd prize efficient home lighting equipment. Congratulations to the three raffle prize winners.

The Conference day looked like this:

Conference Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens, Morning Refreshments
8:45 – 9:45 Opening Session; Annual Business Meeting; Keynote Address; Awards
10:00 – 11:30 Workshop Series A
10:00 – 12:30 Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners Units 104 and 202
11:15 – 2:00 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Workshop Series B
2:00 – 4:30 Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners Units 201 and 205
3:00 – 4:30 Workshop Series C
4:30 – 5:30 President’s Reception and Raffle

Download the workshop list and descriptions HERE.

Environmental Service Awards

We were pleased to present the MACC Environmental Service Awards to most deserving awardees.

Read more about the awardees HERE.

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  • From left to right: Mike O’Reilly, Don Cooper, Kate Connolly (presenting the awards), and Bill Keohan
  • Donald Cooper of Andover, MA:
    Conservation Commissioner of the Year
  • Michael O’Reilly of Dartmouth, MA:
    Conservation Administrator of the Year
  • William Keohan of Plymouth, MA:
    Outstanding Achievements in Open Space Stewardship

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