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Annual Environmental Conference - March 3, 2018, at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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When: March 3, 2018
8am - 4pm
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College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts  01610
United States
Contact: Lindsay Martucci

Online registration is available until: 2/28/2018
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**Members remember to sign-in on the homepage to receive the proper rate. 

Members - $ 125.00

Non-Members - $ 160.00

Government (State and Federal Employees - NOT conservation commissioners) - $135.00

Non Profits - $ 135.00

Students - $ 65.00


 8:00-8:45      Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens, Refreshments

8:45-9:45      Opening Session,
                     Annual Business
                     Meeting, Speakers, Awards

10:00-11:30  Workshop Series A
10:00-12:30  Fundamentals Units

11:30-2:00    Lunch in Kimball Hall

1:15-2:45      Workshop Series B

2:00-4:30      Fundamentals Units

3:00-4:30      Workshop Series C

4:30-5:30      President’s Reception
                     Silent Auction Winners

8:30-9:45 and 11:45-1:15  Student Poster Sessions



Fees posted at

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***Payment must be received before conference or pay at the door. Note: payment at the door usual has long lines. 


Advance registration is strongly recommended. Advance registration closes on February 28. Walk-in's welcome plus $25.00 added

Register early to guarantee workshop choices.

***  Refunds, minus a $20 processing fee, will be issued only if a written cancellation is received by February 27. See inclement weather policy on our website.


SERIES A - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1.    Local Climate Adaptation Planning and Action

2.    The Coastal Manual: Guidance for Protecting Storm Damage Prevention and Flood Control Functions of Coastal Resource Areas

3.    Don’t Just Map it, Conserve it! Conservation Success Stories

4.    Protecting Massachusetts Vernal Pools

5.    An Open Discussion for Conservation Commissioners: Getting the Job Done with or without Staff

6.    (Double session with 6B)Hands-on Plant ID: Common Woody Plants of Massachusetts Freshwater Wetlands

7.    Wildlife Habitat Assessments: How Commissions can Evaluate Potential Impacts to Wildlife

8.    Protecting Conservation Land Under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution


SERIES B - 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

9.    What can Conservation Commissions do to Improve Climate Resilience? (A lot, Actually)

10.   US Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program Updates: Federal Jurisdiction, Wetland Delineation, and the New Massachusetts General Permit

11.   Dam Removal: A Panel Discussion with Experienced Conservation Commissioners

12.   Assessing Ecological Disruption and Risk of Failure for Road/Stream Crossings

13.   Creating Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary: Restoring Hope in a Climate Changing World

14.   River Smart Communities: A Practicum on Rivers and Living with Rivers

6B.   (Double Session with 6A) Hands-on Plant ID: Common Woody Plants of Massachusetts Freshwater Wetlands (Double Session)

16.   Does Massachusetts Need a Wetland Ecological Function Assessment Method? 

SERIES C - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

17.   Assessing Invasive Plant Control Options

18.   How the National Flood Insurance Program Works in Your Community

19.   The New Chapter 91 General License Certification Process for Small Docks and Piers

20.   Tools, Approaches and Science for Incorporating Climate Change in Your Commission’s Work

21.   Conservation Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (aka DRONES)

22.   Protecting Eelgrass Meadows and the Ecosystem Services They Provide

23.   Green Infrastructure Goes Mainstream: Understanding its Benefits and Applications

24.   Culvert Replacements: Cost Effective, Critical Investments in Road and Natural Infrastructure


Fundamentals for
Conservation Commissioners


Only one Unit can be taken
during each time slot


10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Unit 201 - Getting Home Before Midnight: How to Run an Effective Meeting

Unit 205 - Effective Erosion and Sediment Control


2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Unit 103 - Plan Review and Site Visit Procedures

Unit 206 - Stormwater Requirements for
                     Wetlands Protection


Call for Student Poster Proposals--Deadline is January 30th, 2018.

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