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New England's Largest Annual Environmental Conference

March 4th @ College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Advance/online registration closes on March 1 at 5 pm. After that, registrations will be accepted at the conference for an additional charge of $25.00.

PARTICIPATE
Join more than 750 conservation commissioners and agents, environmental officials, consultants, attorneys, students, activists, and others at Annual Environmental Conference 2017. Learn, ask, understand, network, enjoy the day, and bring home information you can use. Connect with people from across New England working to protect wetlands and open space. Be part of the conservation community at the largest annual environmental conference in New England!

WORKSHOPS
Choose your workshop in each of the sessions. 24 workshops to choose from! Get updates and expert insights on laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and technologies that are important for natural resources protection. Get information and ideas on doing the work of conservation commissions.
Workshops & Fundamentals Descriptions
Workshops Schedule at a Glance

FUNDAMENTALS UNITS
Choose a morning and/or afternoon Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners training unit. Get closer to completing, or complete, the units you need for a certificate!

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The keynote address will be given by Richard Primack, internationally-known conservation biologist, editor-in-chief of the international journal, Biological Conservation, and author of the acclaimed book, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods. Be there for an interesting and thought-provoking speech

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE AWARDS
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the prestigious MACC Environmental Service Awards for 2017, to be presented at Annual Environmental Conference:

  • Al Goetz for Conservation Commissioner and Administrator of the Year
  • Jennifer Hughes for Conservation Commissioner and Administrator of the Year
  • Everose Schluter for Outstanding Public Service
  • Massachusetts Keystone Project for Outstanding Environmental Education

Congratulations to the award recipients. Come to the Conference to hear about and honor their great work!

EXHIBIT HALL
Visit the 40+ exhibits. Speak with the exhibitors, experts in many fields. Learn about the latest in science and technology offerings. Bring home some goodies.

PUBLICATIONS
Browse the MACC book tables. Bring home some books.

POSTER SESSION
Visit the student poster session. Meet the newest generation of conservationists and speak with them about the projects they are featuring at the session.

WIN A RAFFLE PRIZE
Purchase raffle tickets at AEC and you could take to the skies with a great Quadcopter. All proceeds benefit MACC programs and services.

RESOURCE LINKS
Workshops & Fundamentals Descriptions
Workshops Schedule at a Glance
Directions to College of the Holy Cross

TO ATTEND
General Attendees
Register online HERE or
Download a PDF Form
Poster Session Participants ONLY
Register online HERE
Speakers and Moderators ONLY
Register online HERE

TO Sponsor
Register online HERE or
Download a PDF Form

TO Exhibit
Download a PDF Form

TO Advertise
Purchase AD HERE  or
Download a PDF Form

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
MACC may cancel AEC 2017 if the conference location, is closed or the Governor of Massachusetts instructs people not to travel on the roads on March 4, 2017, due to inclement weather and road conditions. Notice of cancellation will be on MACC's voice mail message and emailed to emails provided with registration. If AEC is cancelled due to inclement weather, MACC will issue refunds minus a $20 processing fee per registration.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8 am Registration Begins, Exhibit Hall Opens, Morning Refreshments
8:45-9:45 Opening Session: Annual Business Meeting; Keynote Address;
Environmental Service Awards
10-11:30 Workshops: Series A
10-12:30 Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners: Units 105 and 201
11:30-2 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Workshops: Series B
2-4:30 Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners: Units 202 and 204
3-4:30 Workshops: Series C
4:30-5:15 President's Reception and Raffle

photo Annual Environmental Conference 2016:
Mike Howard and Lealdon Langley at AEC 2016 presenting issues in permitting solar arrays in buffer zones.

Sponsors

Platinum
Eversource Energy
Silver
National Grid
Bronze
Beals + Thomas
Epsilon Associates
Gordon & Rees
LEC Environmental Consultants
McGregor & Legere
New England Environmental / SWCA
Stantec
VHB

President's Reception
BSC Group
Keolis Commuter Services

Fundamentals
EcoTec
Lucas Environmental

Supporters
Ecosystem Solutions

more Calendar

3/29/2017
Unit 102 - Wetlands Protection Act: Fundamentals, Process and Procedures WEBINAR

4/1/2017
Unit 205 - Effective Erosion and Sediment Control

Featured Members

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Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)
10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617) 489 - 3930
Fax: (617) 489 - 3935
Email us: staff@maccweb.org

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