President's Reception Sponsors
Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners Sponsors
Thanks also to conference supporters Ecosystem Solutions and Fields Pond Foundation and thanks to Landry's Bicycles Natick, MA, store for providing the TREK bicycle raffle prize at cost.
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2014 Annual Environmental Conference
MACC’s Annual Environmental Conference 2014 was a great success. Seven hundred forty-four conservation commissioners, environmental officials, consultants, attorneys, students, and others participated, enjoyed a day of activities, and gained information and skills they will use to protect wetlands, open space, and biological diversity in their communities.
Conference participants had much to choose from: thirty workshops presented by experts on many aspects of natural resources protection; all eight training units of Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners; and forty-five exhibits. They also heard the keynote address by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell, attended the President’s Reception, saw MACC present its annual Environmental Service Awards, and were treated to morning breakfast goodies and a buffet lunch. A lucky person won a sporty new TREK bicycle, the raffle prize.
The Conference day looked like this:
|8:00 – 8:30
||Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens
|8:30 – 9:30
Annual Business Meeting
|9:45 – 12:15
|| Fundamentals Units 1, 4, 5, and 7
|9:45 – 12:30
||Workshop Series A and B
|11:15 – 2:30
|1:30 – 4:00
||Fundamentals Units 2, 3, 6, and 8
|1:45 – 4:30
||Workshop Series C and D
|4:30 – 5:15
||President’s Reception and Raffle
Environmental Service Awards
We were pleased to present the MACC Environmental Service Awards to most deserving awardees:
Pictured with the award recipients in each photo below are MA DEP Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell, MACC President Kate Connolly, and MACC Awards Committee Chair Brandon Faneuf.
- Mark Briggs of Sutton, MA:
Conservation Commissioner of the Year
- Philip Nadeau of MA DEP’s Central Regional Office:
Lifetime Achievement in Natural Resources Protection
- Pike Messenger of Middleton, MA:
Outstanding Conservation Leadership and Education
- Sarah Haggerty of the MA Natural Heritage
and Endangered Species Program:
Outstanding Public Service
- Andrea Ristine of Acton, MA:
Outstanding Municipal Service