2017 Conference Overview

Maquan Pond

 

Solutions for Healthy Waters

in Southeastern Massachusetts

Education, information and networking for clean, plentiful, and free-flowing water

March 16, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Needles Lodge at Camp Kiwanee, 1 Camp Kiwanee Road, Hanson MA 02341

 

Registration will be available at the door. $20 full day; $15 half day

Join fellow concerned citizens, water professionals, conservationists and decision-makers to learn methods for invasive plant control, effective science communication, and drought and flood resilience. Share resources and network with others concerned about water and watersheds in our region. Display and view posters on scientific research, water resources management, watershed case studies and more. 

  • Needles Lodge at Camp Kiwanee. Photo by Sam Haddix

The conference will be held in Hanson, MA at the charming and historic Needles Lodge overlooking Maquan Pond. Please bring your own lunch.

 

Schedule

(For presenter bios, click here)

 8:00-8:30 CHECK IN, Exhibit area open

8:30-8:35 WELCOME, Michael McCue, Town of Hanson Administrator

8:35-8:45 INTRODUCTION, Alex Mansfield

8:45-10:15: Tackling Problem Plants, Moderated by Amanda Crouch-Smith

             - Controlling Invasive Plants in a Saltmarsh, Peter Phippen

 - Preventing and Controlling Aquatic Problem Plants in Freshwater, Tom Flannery

 - QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

10:15-10:30 BREAK, Exhibit area open

10:30-12:00  Communication for Healthy Waters, Moderated by Alex Mansfield

 -Effective Communication for Engaging New Water Protection Ambassadors, Sunshine Menezes, PhD

 - How to Educate, Inspire, and Connect Using Social Media, Kate McClellan Press

 - QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

12:00-12:30 LUNCH: (Onsite lunch, exhibit area open)

12:30-1:15 KEYNOTE TALK, Cyanobacteria: Its Mystery, Menace, and Mitigation, Pia Moisander, PhD

1:15-3:15:  Drought and Flood Resilience for People and Wildlife, Moderated by Mark Smith

- Maintaining Streamflow, Michelle Craddock

- Stormwater Remediation, Tom Pawlina

- Innovative Tools and Tactics for Water Conservation, Samantha Woods

- QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

3:15-3:30 WRAP UP, Alex Mansfield

 

 Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Bald Eagle

 

Island Foundation logo 

 

Osprey ($1,000)

 

AQUARION logo

MA DER

 

Bluefish ($500)

Beals and Thomas

 

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Tighe & Bond logo

 

Hanson seal (IN KIND)

 

Herring ($250)

 The Gulf Association Inc. logo

 

Herring Ponds logo

 

Jones River logo(In Kind)

Manomet logo

MassBays logo

 MET logo

 Neponset River Watershed Association logo

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Save the Bay logo

  

Six Ponds Improvement Association logo

Talbot Ecological Land Care logo

The Nature Conservancy logo

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WRWALogoWeir River Watershed Association

Wildlands Trust logoKRILL (Other amount)

 

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