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FALL CONFERENCE 2019: General Registration

MACC's Fall Conference 2019: Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

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When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, Massachusetts  01434
United States
Contact: Lindsay Martucci
617-489-3930


Online registration is available until: 10/19/2019
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FALL CONFERENCE 2019

RATES TO ATTEND

MACC Members Ticket: $115  *please remember to login to receive the member rate.

Includes All Currently Paid Members: Conservation Commissioners, Commission Staff and Associate Members, Individual Members, Non-Profit/Government Agency Members and Corporate-Business Members


Non-MACC Member: Government Agency and Non-Profit Staff Only Ticket:$120   

Includes: Environmental Non-Profit Staff and Government Agency employees (state and federal), Any municipal employees (DPW, Planners, Sewer Depts. etc. except conservation commissioners. This price is NOT for conservation commissioners.


Non-MACC Members Ticket: $135

Not a member?  No problem!  Only $135 for conference admission, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, exhibit hall, and all-day training.


Student Ticket: $55  *Must be a valid full-time student. 

 

*Contact MACC's office at 617-489-3930 if you have questions on current status of membership or need help with registration.

** REGISTRANTS PAYING BY CHECK AND BEING REIMBURSED BY A TOWN PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE.


 

FALL CONFERENCE 2019 AGENDA

Draft Agenda - Subject to Change

8:00 Registration Open Coffee and Refreshments; Visit Exhibit Booths

8:30 Congregate in large ballroom for welcome before classes begin 

9:05 Morning Session– Three Fundamentals Units & Two Workshops (choose one)

Units
o Unit 103: Plan Review and Site Visit Procedures 
o Unit 204: Managing Conservation Land: Inventories, Goals, and Conflicts

Workshops
o Urban Forests: Improving Our Communities while Building Climate Change Resilience
o Managing Buffer Zones in Massachusetts: Considering the Science while Applying the Regulations   

10:20 Morning Break (20 minutes)

11:55 Morning Session Ends 


12:10 Buffer Lunch and Keynote Address


12:40 - 1:10 Conservation Leadership: Lessons Learned from the Town of "Hampton" -   Kathy Sferra-Guest Speaker

Kathy Sferra has more than 30 years of experience in conservation in Massachusetts and beyond. She has served continuously on local planning, conservation and open space boards in Grafton, Marshfield
and Stow and currently works as Conservation Coordinator for her hometown of Stow. She is passionate about strengthening civic infrastructure and nurturing future environmental and municipal leaders, and recently completed a year-long international leadership development program. Kathy’s background is in land use planning, land conservation and stewardship, and environmental education and she has worked for Mass Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape Cod Commission, and is the co-author of the Mass Conservation Restriction Stewardship Handbook. She is also a former member of MACC’s Board of Directors.


1:10 Transition to Afternoon Classrooms 

1:30 Afternoon Session - Three Fundamentals & Two Workshops (choose one)

Units
o Unit 102: Wetlands Protection Act: Fundamentals, Process, and Procedures 
o Unit 105: Writing Effective Orders of Conditions 
o Unit 207: Fundamentals of Wetlands Enforcement


Workshops
o Native Plants and Pollinators: Making Connections for Conservation
o Culverts: Designing, Constructing, and paying for Culvert Replacements (with case studies and lessons learned)

2:45 Afternoon Break

4:15 Afternoon Session Ends  

4:15-5:15  Networking and Happy Social Hour (cash bar)

 

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Featured Members

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

     


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