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Our Young Professionals Committee

Offers support, professional development and fun networking opportunities!

We will have free events throughout Massachusetts and hope you can participate in an event in your region.

Young professionals identifying hydric soils.
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, Skyroc Brewery, Attleboro, November 2017.
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, Jack's Abby, Framingham, January 2018.

What is our Purpose?

MACC's Young Professionals Committee has been created to provide support, professional development, and networking opportunities to individuals who are new to the environmental profession or new to conservation commissions.

Quarterly events will provide opportunities for young environmental professionals to meet their peers and MACC members. The networking events will allow committee members to develop a better understanding of the Wetlands Protection Act, Conservation Commissions, different techniques used in the field, career paths, or just meet new people. There are no admission fees for any of the Young Professionals meetings in 2018.

Who Are We?

We are Conservation Commission members and young, dynamic environmental professionals in consulting, governmental, legal, and other environmental fields who are looking to make a difference in our careers and our communities.

Why Join Our Committee?

We strive to make our events both fun and educational. We mix networking with wetlands training, brewery tours, kayaking, beer tasting, hikes, and other events. We will have free events throughout Massachusetts and hope you can participate in an event in your region.

When is OUR Next Meeting?   

MACC’s FREE Wetlands Forum Southeast Regional Meeting
Come to these FREE regional meetings to address common, and uncommon, wetland issues!  These meetings will give you an opportunity to meet the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) regional staff, the Wetlands Circuit Rider, representatives from MACC’s Board of Directors and staff, as well as other wetland experts.  There will be a short presentation by MACC and MassDEP, and then there will be time set aside for case studies, roundtable discussions, and plenty of time for questions & answers.  Light refreshments will be provided.      
 Next Forum Meeting:
Thursday, October 11th 6:30 – 8:00 PM
MassDEP Southeast Regional Office, 20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA
Networking at a local brewery or tavern immediately following the Wetlands Forum. 
November 8, 2018 VHB offices, Watertown, MA, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. 
“MS4 Permits:  Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Sources.”  MassDEP and VHB will discuss MS4 permits – with an overview of the purpose of the regulations, reporting requirements, and why MS4 is important to environmental consultants, municipalities, and conservation commissions.  Following the presentation, the committee will adjourn to a tavern down the road.  This is a FREE event.

More Events coming in autumn 2018!  
In addition to the opportunities above, you can also check MACC’s community calendar for even more upcoming events and opportunities for professional development.  Link for the calendar can be found here:

Need More Information?

Nicholas Wyllie (Committee Co-Chair), Conservation Agent/Environmental Planner, Dept. of Planning & Development, City of Attleboro, 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, (508) 223-2222 ext. 3145,

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