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MACC's Fall Conference 2018 - MACC Academy Sponsorships and Annual 1-Year Sponsorship Opportunities

10/20/2018
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
99 Erdway Way
Leominster, Massachusetts  01453
United States
Contact: Lindsay Martucci
617-489-3930


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FALL CONFERENCE 2018

&

 ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

$500.00 - Fall Conference End of Day Networking Social Supporter (limited availability):

Your company's name will be displayed on signage in the reserved room for our end of day networking and social hour  

Your company's name will be listed as a sponsor on our website's Fall Conference page for 1 year  

$500.00 - Fall Conference Breakfast Supporter: (limited availability)

Your companies name will be displayed on signage in the breakfast area in the AM 
Your companies name will be listed as a sponsor on our website Fall Conference page for one year 

$500.00 Fall Conference Afternoon Coffee Supporter: (limited availability)

Your companies name will be displayed on signage with the afternoon coffee
Yours companies name will be listed on our websites Fall conference page for one year as a sponsor

$750.00 Copper Annual 1-year Sponsorship:

Member Rate on Advertisement in Conservation Quarterly (for one year)
Member discounts on MACC's Environmental e-handbook subscriptions, books,  publications
Acknowledgement on MACC website for 1 year, with a link to your company
Receipt of the Conservation Quarterly electronic magazine
Exhibit rates for tables MACC conferences 
Member rate for attending MACC conferences
Member rate for advertising in the Annual Environmental Conference Program Book

$1,500.00 Bronze Annual 1-year Sponsorship:

Member discounts on MACC's Environmental e-handbook subscriptions, books, publications
Acknowledgement on MACC website-with a link to your company, printed material, eMACC's for 1 year
1/8 Page advertisement and receipt of the Conservation Quarterly electronic magazine for 1-year
Exhibit rates for tables MACC conferences 
1 complimentary admission to attend each MACC conference
1/8 Page advertisement in the Annual Environmental Conference program book

$3,000.00 Silver Annual 1-year Sponsorship:
Member discounts on MACC's Environmental e-handbook subscriptions, books, publications
Acknowledgement on MACC website-with a link to your company, printed material, eMACC's for 1 year
1/4 Page advertisement and receipt of the Conservation Quarterly electronic magazine for 1-year
Half-Table exhibit with 1 attendee at each MACC conference
2 complimentary admissions to attend each MACC conference
1/4 Page advertisement in the Annual Environmental Conference program book

$5,000.00 Gold Annual 1-year Sponsorship:

Annual Business Membership to MACC for 8 people in your organization
Member discounts for 8 employees on MACC's Environmental e-handbook subscriptions, books, publications
Free job advertisement on our website 1-Year
Acknowledgement on MACC's website with a link to your company, printed materials, and eMACC's for 1 year
1/2 Page advertisement and receipt of the Conservation Quarterly electronic magazine for 1-year
Full-Table exhibit at each MACC conference
3 complimentary admissions to attend each MACC conference
1/2 Page advertisement in the Annual Environmental Conference program book
Special acknowledgement's on signage at Annual Environmental Conference President's Reception and Breakfast and Fall Conference Breakfast

$10,000.00 Platinum Annual 1-year Sponsorship:

Annual Business Membership to MACC for 10 people in your organization
Member discounts for 10 employees on MACC's Environmental e-handbook subscriptions, books, publications
Free job advertisement on our website 1-Year
Acknowledgement on MACC's website with a link to your company, printed materials, and eMACC's for 1 year
Full-page advertisement and receipt of the Conservation Quarterly electronic magazine for 1-year
Full-Table exhibit at each MACC conference
5 complimentary admissions to attend each MACC conference
Full-page advertisement (Cover) in the Annual Environmental Conference program book
Special acknowledgement's on signage at Annual Environmental Conference President's Reception and Breakfast and Fall Conference Breakfast


Questions on these new, expanded and exciting sponsorship opportunities for your organization please call our office at 617-489-3930


Fall Conference 2018 - MACC Academy Registration is Now Open 

Members remember to sign-in for member rates.

REGISTRATION PRICES:

MACC Members: $110.00 

* Conservation Commissioners, Individual Members, Corporate Members, Environmental Members

Non-Profit / Government Agency Staff: $120.00    

      *Government Agency employees include: state and federal agency employees: NOT Conservation Commissioners

Non-Members: $150.00  

Students: $55.00

Click on the links the following; General RegistrationExhibiting, and Sponsorship to be taken right to registration page. 

*TOWNS PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE CONTACT THE MACC OFFICE FOR REGISTRATION 617-489-3930

NOTE: Details for workshops are still in process, as is our Fall Conference Homepage. This is the soft opening for this event register early.

Thank You and we hope to see you there!


FALL CONFERENCE – MACC ACADEMY 2018 AGENDA

 Draft Agenda - Subject to change.

8:00   Registration Opens - Coffee and Refreshments - Visit Exhibit Booths

8:50   First Period Bell - Move to Classrooms

9:00   First Period Begins - Three Fundamentals and Two Workshops (choose one)

AM Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners

         Unit 102: Wetlands Protection Act Fundamentals, Process and Procedures

Presenter: Michele Girard, Associate Director & Education Coordinator, MACC

         Unit 103: Plan Review and Site Visit Procedures

                    Presenters:

Michael Howard, PWS, CWS, Principle, Epsilon Associates, Inc.; MACC President

Greg Hochmuch, RS, PWS, CWS, Environmental Consultant, Williams & Sparages, LLC

         Unit 204: Managing Conservation Land: Inventories, Goals and Conflicts

Presenter: Jordan McCarron, Conservation Stewardship Program Coordinator, Lexington

AM Workshops

        Trail Work and the MA Wetlands Protection Act: What Happens When These Paths Cross

Siting a new trail, relocating an old one, installing a bog bridge or repairing a failed culvert: all are common activities on our conservation lands. What happens when that new trail meets a stream or a wetland and needs to continue to the other side? In Massachusetts, work in and near wetlands falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act and often a local bylaw or ordinance. Some type of permit is needed from the local conservation commission to maintain our trail networks or construct new ones. Trail stewards and conservation commissioners frequently need to work together to determine the best way to define the problems, design the solutions, and permit the activities in compliance with the current wetlands protection laws and regulations, often with all volunteer labor and minimal funding. Today's speakers, using actual case studies, will share their experiences working in North Shore communities to define, design, permit, fund and build trail improvements in and around wetlands. Trail stewards and conservation commissions share common goals of protecting the wetlands, preserving special land resources and making trails safe and accessible for users.   We hope this workshop will add to your own ideas about land stewardship and trails in the wetlands

Presenters:

  • Elizabeth Armstrong, Advisory Board, Appalachian Mountain Club, Regional Coordinator, Bay Circuit Trail
  • Jennifer Hughes, Conservation Administrator, North Andover; Conservation Commissioner, Ipswich
  • David Rimmer, Director of Land Stewardship, Essex County Greenbelt Association

       Forestry Regulations and Practices: Updates and Opportunities

This workshop will offer a brief history of land use and forests in Massachusetts, including  current stressors of sprawling development and climate change, and the importance of keeping forested land as forests to maintain the many values they provide.  The current forestry laws, regulations, and programs will be reviewed, including recent updates to the regulations of Chapter 132, the MA Forest Cutting Practices Act and the Memorandum of Understanding between MA Department of Conservation and Recreation and MA Department of Environmental Protection.  Attendees will also learn how to read a forest cutting plan.  Forest stewardship opportunities to be covered include the Chapter 61 Current Use Program and Foresters for the Birds.  Pulling it all together, a case study of the Pumpkin Brook Turtle Habitat Project in Shirley, MA will demonstrate how municipalities, landowners, agencies, and others can collaborate on forest stewardship projects for multiple benefits, including climate resilience, habitat and water resources protection, revenue production through timber sales, and recreation.

Presenters:

Ariel Maiorano, Assistant Coordinator, Shaping the Future of Your Community Program,  Mass Audubon

Jeff Ritterson, Field Ornithologist, Mass Audubon

Jennifer Fish, Director, Service Forestry Program, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation

Sean Libbey, Service Forester, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation

Michael Fleming, Conservation Agent, Town of Shirley

10:15 Morning Break (20 minutes)

11:50 First Period Ends



12:00 Lunch

12:00 Roundtable Q & A/Discussions


1:00   Second Period Bell - Move to Classrooms

1:15   Second Period Begins - Three Fundamentals and Two Workshops (choose one)

PM Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners

         Unit 104: Wetland Functions and Values

Presenter: Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS, Associate, Epsilon Associates, Inc., MACC Director

         Unit 105: Writing Effective Orders of Conditions

Presenter: Michele Grzenda, Conservation Administrator, Town of Weston; MSMCP Officer

         Unit 202: Protecting Wildlife Habitat

Presenter: Chase Bernier, CWB, Project Manager, BSC Group, Inc.

PM Workshops   

       Building Sustainable and Accessible Trails in Massachusetts

Understanding how a trail will be used, and the level of use it will receive, are important elements behind the design and construction of trails and trail systems.This workshop will provide an overview of the design, planning, and layout of sustainable trails and trail systems, with an added focus on accessible trails and the U.S. Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FRSTAG).  The speakers will share some of their recent trail projects that have been built or re-routed in, near and out of wetlands, and their experience permitting these projects under the WPA.  They'll also discuss trail easements and the steps necessary for securing connections within a regional trail system.

Presenters:

  • Dick O'Brien, Partner, Conservation Works, LLC
  • Peter Westover, Founding Partner, Conservation Works, LLC

 

Riverfront Area:  Putting the Regulations into Practice

The Rivers Protection Act passed in 1996 amending the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.  Implementing the performance standards in the regulation developed for this wetlands resource area can present unique challenges, for example: locating mean annual high-water/bankful conditions; evaluating perennial v intermittent stream criteria; evaluating alternatives and no significant impacts; and distinguishing between redevelopment in previously developed areas and redevelopment in previously developed degraded areas.  Our panel of experts will review the performance standards, provide a check list and discuss applying these performance standards within the context of case studies.    

Presenters:

  • David Cameron, PWS, Chief,Wetlands & Waterways Program Western Region, MassDEP
  • Richard Kirby, Senior Wetland Scientist, LEC Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Mary Rimmer, Principal and Senior Wetlands Scientist, Rimmer Environmental Consulting

2:30   Afternoon Break (20 minutes) Coffee and Refreshments

4:15   Second Period Ends

 4:15-5:15  Networking and Social Hour (cash bar) – Nectar Private Room



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