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January/February 2011 The Newsletter of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
Annual
Environmental
Conference
Volume XXXXI Number 1
Time to Register for
Conference Agenda . . . . . . . . . . .3
Workshops & Training
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5
Workshop Descriptions . . . .6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Fundamentals for Conservation
The Largest Annual
Environmental Conference
in New England!
Celebrating MACC’s 50th Year
Commissioners Descriptions . .10, 11
Conference Registration Form . .12
Conference Volunteering . . . .5, 19
MACC Officer, Director and
Nominating Committee
Election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 14
Top Ten Excuses for Erosion and
Sediment Control Failure . . . . .17
Keynote Speaker DEP Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell
Environmental Service Awards
26 Workshops ~ 50 Exhibits
6 Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners Units
Extensive Buffet Lunch ~ President’s Reception
Raffle for an iPad!!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
New MassDEP Commissioner
Kenneth Kimmell to be Keynote Speaker
Also Inside
MACC 50th Anniversary Special New CD Version of the 2006
Environmental Handbook for
Massachusetts Conservation
Commissioners . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Congratulations to Fundamentals
for Conservation Commissioners
Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Thank You to MACC’s 2010 Fall
Conference Sponsors . . . . . . .18
MACC Presidents - Past and
Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
In Memoriam: Bill Hocking . . . .19
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
MACC is proud to announce to our friends that Ken
Kimmell will be the Keynote Speaker during the opening
session of MACC's Annual Environmental Conference on
March 5, 2011. Ken is the newly appointed Commissioner
for MassDEP. We are delighted that Ken is able to join us
and to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary!
Ken is a past member of MACC's Board of Directors and
a former Conservation Commissioner. Given his background, Ken has an
unusually thorough understanding of wetland issues. As an attorney in
private practice focusing on environmental and land use law and litigation,
Ken later became the lead attorney within the Executive Office of
Environmental and Energy A ffairs under Governor Patrick. His
(New MassDEP Commissioner.....continued on page 15)
❈ ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE ISSUE ❈
MACC 50th Anniversary Special
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
Community Conservation Since 1961
Board of Directors
President
Patrick Garner
First Vice President
Kathleen E. Connolly, Esq.
Past President
Sally A. Zielinski, Ph.D.
Northborough
Hopkinton
Sandwich
Vice President for Advocacy
Kenneth F. Whittaker, Ph.D., Esq.
Wenham
Secretary
Michele Grzenda
Directors
Jo-Anne Burdin
Margaret Carroll
Shepley Evans
Brandon Faneuf
Dave Gorden
Ingeborg Hegemann
Scott Jackson
Brenda Kelly
Francesca Maltese
Michael Marcus
Gregor McGregor, Esq.
Tim Purinton
E. Heidi Ricci
Seth Wilkinson
Manchester
Lincoln
Templeton
Upton
Stockbridge
W. Warwick, RI
Dedham
Stow
Whately
Bedford
Amherst
Amherst
Concord
Ipswich
Shirley
Orleans
Board of Advisors
Bernie McHugh
Edward O. Wilson
Brian Rehrig
George Wilslocki
President’s Council
Alexandra Dawson, J.D.
Judith Eiseman
George Hall, Esq.
Executive Director
Linda Orel
Associate Director & Education Coordinator
Michèle Girard
Newsletter Editor
Membership & Publications Coordinator
Lindsay Martucci
Technology Coordinator
Database Administrator
Rick Chaff
ESC Program Coordinator
Nancy Putnam
Bookkeeper
Candace Domos
MACC Office
10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone 617.489.3930 • Fax 617.489.3935
www.maccweb.org
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Environmental Handbook for
Massachusetts Conservation
Commissioners
Carlisle
Vice President for Education
Amy Ball, CWS
Treasurer
Helen D. Bethell
New CD Version of the 2006
MACC is celebrating our 50th year of service and we are
p roud to announce that the invaluable MACC
Environmental Handbook for Massachusetts Conservation
Commissioners is now available for the first time on CD.
This 50th commemorative digital version of the 2006
edition will allow members to reference it from their laptops
at meetings, carry it home and easily search the entire book.
Celebrate MACC's Golden Anniversary and purchase this
must-have re f e rence for $50 (members) or $75 (nonmembers).
To order the CD, contact us at 617.489.3930 or see
http://www.maccweb.org / re s o u rces_publications.html or
purchase it at our Annual Environmental Conference on
March 5, 2011.
You can still receive a hard copy of the Handbook on sale for
$50.00 plus shipping and handling (MACC members get a
10% discount) by ordering from our website or calling us at
617.489.3930. We stock scores of publications and have a
library of environmental resources well worth the browse.
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Annual Environmental Conference Agenda
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m
8:00 a.m.
Registration
Exhibit Hall Opens - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
Publication Area Opens
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
OPENING SESSION
Welcome
Patrick Garner, President
Annual Business Meeting
Financial Report
Helen Bethell, Treasurer
Report of the Nominating Committee Sally Zielinski, Chair
Approve Minutes of Feb. 2010 Meeting Patrick Garner
Election of Officers and Directors
Patrick Garner
Top Ten: Outrageous Excuses for Erosion
and Sediment Control Failure
Sally Zielinski
Environmental Service Awards
Seth Wilkinson, Awards Committee Chair
Nancy Anderson Award
Linda Orel, Executive Director
MACC 50th Anniversary Celebration
Gregor McGregor, Patrick Garner
Keynote Address
Kenneth Kimmell, Commissioner,
Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection
9:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
TRAINING PROGRAM AND WORKSHOPS
Buffet Lunch in Kimball Hall
Exhibit Hall closes
Publication Area closes
President’s Reception ~ Raffle Drawing
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MACC 2011 ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
TRAINING PROGRAM
Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners
9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
UNIT 1. Overview of Conservation Commissions: Relationships, Responsibilities, Funds and Fees
UNIT 5. Wetland Types: Their Functions and Values
UNIT 7. Open Space Planning and Protection Techniques
Limit 80 - Pre-registration Required
WORKSHOPS
CATEGORY
Open Space/
Resource
Conservation
Wetlands
Protection
WORKSHOPS
SERIES A
SERIES B
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1. Beating the Asian Longhorned Beetle:
How You Can Help Save New England’s
Forests
2. Eel River Headwaters-Plymouth: Restoration & Stewardship Case Study for
Commissions
3. Summary of the 2010 Revised MESA
Regulations Advanced Credit*
8. Using Invasive Plant Management
& Bioengineering to Stabilize Sensitive
Areas & Restore Ecosystems
9. BioMap2: Conserving the Biodiversity
of MA in a Changing World
4. Vernal Pools: Natural History
& Protection Strategies
10. Protecting Buffer Zones for Wetland
Migration: A Climate Change
Adaptation Strategy Advanced
Credit*
5. The Role of Wildlife Habitat Evaluations:
Using Them to their Full Potential
11. A Coordinated Approach for Coastal
Projects: Wetlands Protection Act &
Ch. 91 Waterways Act
12. Stormwater Recharge Design 101
Advanced Credit*
13. Seeking a Better Approach to
Wetland Mitigation
Science/
Technology
Commission
Leadership/
Administration
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6. Regulatory Takings: The Outer Limits
of Governmental Power Advanced
Credit*
7. Creative Approaches to Financing
Your Commission
14. Update on the Open Meeting &
Conflict of Interest Laws: How Well
Are You Complying?
Advanced Credit*
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TRAINING PROGRAM SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
TRAINING PROGRAM
*Advanced Credit
Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UNIT 3. The Wetlands Protection Act: Fundamentals, Process and Procedures
UNIT 6. Writing Effective Orders of Conditions
UNIT 8.
Managing Conservation Land: Inventories, Goals, and Conflicts
Limit 80 - Pre-registration Required
WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS
SERIES C
SERIES D
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
15. Sustainability: Principles and
Applications in Your Commission’s
Decision-Making
22. Preparing for Climate Change at the
Local Level: Methods for Increasing
Local Resilience
16. Taking Charge: Utilizing a Volunteer
Land Stewardship Program to Conduct
Workdays & Tackle Encroachments
17. Vegetation Management at Mitigation
& Restoration Sites
18. Implications of Pending Stormwater
Federal General Permits in MA:
What ConComs Need to Know
(Double Session) Advanced Credit*
19. Updated River & Stream Crossing
Standards for MA
20. Applying the MA Coastal Wetland Regulations to Protect Storm Damage Prevention & Flood Control Functions of
Coastal Resource Areas
18. Implications of Pending General Permit
for Designated Discharges in Charles
River Watershed: Pilot for Better Stormwater Management Advanced Credit*
23. Dam Removal: Evaluating & Reviewing Dam Removal Applications
from a Commission’s Perspective
21. Common Plants of Swamps, Bogs,
Marshes & Wet Meadows
Advanced Credit*
(Double Session) limited to 60
21. Common Plants of Swamps, Bogs,
Marshes & Wet Meadows
Advanced Credit*
(Double Session) limited to 60
24. Overview & Importance of Shellfish Reef
Ecology & Restoration in MA
25. Erosion & Sediment Control:
Beyond Haybales & Silt Fence
26. Green Communities, Leading by
Example
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Workshops with the
notation “Advanced Credit”
have been selected to offer
elective credit towards
MACC’s Advanced
Certificate Program.
Attendees will need to sign
in and out to receive credit.
For more information see:
www.maccweb.org/edu_ct_
advanced.html
Scholarship Funds
Available
MACC is offering
competitive scholarships
worth half-price
registration through the
Frederick J. Fawcett II
Education Fund to MACC
members who are
Commissioners (less than
2 years) and/or have
never attended the
conference. All
applications for this
conference must be
submitted by January 31,
2011 and will be granted
on a first-come, firstserved basis. Download
application form:
http://www.macc
web.org/support_
fawcett.html
Volunteer
Help
Needed
MACC needs volunteer
assistance both before
and during the
Conference. No special
skills are needed and
tasks are varied: stuffing
envelopes, entering
computer data, making
signs, assisting during
registration and selling
publications. All you
have to do is donate 8
hours of your time to
receive free admission to
the Conference. If you
can help, please call
Lindsay Martucci at
617.489.3930
or e-mail lindsay.
[email protected]
maccweb.org to discuss
when you are available.
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Annual Environmental Conference
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Series A 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1.
Beating the Asian Longhorned Beetle: How You Can Help Save New England's Forests
Learn everything you have wanted to know about the Asian Longhorned Beetle but were afraid to ask: what it looks like,
what it does to trees, how it could get to where you live, and what you can do as a Conservation Commissioner to stop it.
Attendees will receive a toolbox of skills to use from dealing with possible sightings to advising towns and cities about
preparedness planning.
Speakers:
Jennifer Forman-Orth, Ph.D., State Plant Pest Survey Coordinator, MA Department of Agricultural Resources
Colin Novick, Executive Director, Greater Worcester Land Trust
Moderator: Margaret Carroll, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Framingham State University; MACC Director
2.
Eel River Headwaters-Plymouth: Restoration and Stewardship Case Study for Commissions
The recently completed Eel River Headwaters Restoration Project (Plymouth) is one of the most ambitious river and wetland
restoration projects completed to date in Massachusetts. Led by Town of Plymouth staff and supported by numerous
organizations over many years, the project included land protection and comprehensive restoration activities within a retired
cranberry farm. This workshop will include a 'look back' to summarize the project, a discussion of broader lessons learned,
and a 'look forward' at a new cranberry bog restoration opportunity in the Town of Mashpee and the challenges facing the
local proponent / Conservation Commission.
Speakers:
Alex Hackman, Restoration Specialist, MA Division of Ecological Restoration
Andrew McManus, Conservation Agent, Town of Mashpee
Moderator: Helen D. Bethell, Executive Director, Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust; MACC Officer
3.
A Summary of the 2010 Revised MESA Regulations (advanced credit)
The revised Massachusetts Endangered Species Act Regulations (MESA, 321 CMR 10.00), effective fall of 2010, contain some
wide-ranging substantive changes. In this presentation we will describe the revisions to MESA which include a more
transparent process for mapping Priority Habitat, a more holistic approach to conserving select Species of Special Concern on
a state-wide basis, and expanded exemptions from MESA review.
Speakers:
Eve N. Schluter, Ph.D., Endangered Species Review Biologist; Natural Heritage and Endangered Species
Program, MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Jonathan Regosin, Ph.D., Regulatory Review Manager, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species
Program, MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Moderator: Brandon Faneuf, PWS, RPSS, Principal, Ecosystem Solutions, Inc.; MACC Director
4.
Vernal Pools: Natural History and Protection Strategies
Spring is approaching - frogs are thawing, salamanders are stirring, and the ice on Massachusetts' vernal pools will be
disappearing in no time. Splash through the natural history of vernal pools and the wonderful wildlife that rely on them with
Leo, and get down in the weeds with Matt to look closely at protection strategies, including landscape scale conservation
issues and using the Wetlands Protection Act and local by-laws to their best effect.
Speakers:
Matt Burne, Conservation Director, Walden Woods Project
Leo Kenny, President, Vernal Pool Association
Moderator: Shep Evans, Broker & Advisor, FRIDAY & Co. Real Estate; MACC Director
5.
The Role of Wildlife Habitat Evaluations: Using Them to Their Full Potential
Wildlife habitat is one of the “eight interests” protected by the Wetlands Protection Act. The regulations specify that wildlife
habitat evaluations are required for certain projects in order to determine whether the proposed work meets performance
standards. Find out about how wildlife habitat evaluations should be conducted, when they are required and how they should
be used in project review and permitting.
Speaker:
Scott Jackson, Program Director, UMass Extension's Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation Program; MACC Director
Moderator: Walter Bickford, Conservation Commissioner, Berlin
6.
Regulatory Takings: the Outer Limits of Governmental Power (advanced credit)
Every five years MACC presents its workshop on the "Regulatory Takings Doctrine." This is the body of law imposing limits on
land use control by government, on which the US Supreme Court and MA Supreme Judicial Court have ruled many times in
precedent-setting cases. Several of these rulings involved wetlands protection; some included MACC as "friend of the
court." This is an area of court-made law (not statutory), but Commission rules, practices and specific actions make real
differences in who wins or loses in court. This workshop will show how the leading court cases can be understood using your
common sense. Regulatory Takings law can be applied as a coherent set of principles and procedures. Commissions have
fewer limits than they fear and more powers than they imagine.
Speaker:
Gregor I. McGregor, Esq., Senior Partner, McGregor & Associates, P.C.; MACC Director
Moderator: Brenda Kelly, Vice President, Strategic Communications at Atmospheric & Environmental Research; Bedford
Energy Task Force; MACC Director
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7. Creative Approaches to Financing Your Commission
This workshop will focus on basic and creative ways to fund Conservation Commission operations and related activities. Topics
include: how to use fees from wetland fund accounts, revolving accounts, and using “contributions" from developers who
commit violations. Commissioners will also learn how the mass procurement act, MGL Chapter 30B applies to them, such as in
hiring consultants to review wetland permit applications. The legal background and citations for each law governing these
techniques will be discussed.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Kevin Paicos, Town Manager, Foxborough
George A. Hall, Jr., Esq., Partner, Anderson & Kreiger, LLP
Kathleen Connolly, Esq., Counsel, Murtha Cullina LLP; MACC Officer
Series B 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
8. Using Invasive Plant Management and Bioengineering to Stabilize Sensitive Areas and Restore Ecosystems
Understanding the ecological relationships and effects of both native and invasive plants is critical to stabilizing sensitive
coastal and inland landforms. This presentation will explain how a diverse selection of native plants used in conjunction with
properly installed, biodegradable bioengineering products can help protect wetland interests. It will also seek to dispel the
notion that all vegetation is beneficial with regards to stability and explain how invasive plants out-compete native herbaceous
cover and actually degrade the stability of sensitive landforms.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Seth Wilkinson, MALD, President, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.; MACC Director
Theresa Sprague, MALD, Senior Restoration Designer, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.
David Gorden, CPSS, CWS, Wetlands Program Manager, EBI Consulting; MACC Director
9. BioMap2: Conserving the Biodiversity of Massachusetts in a Changing World
BioMap2 is an enhanced land conservation blueprint designed to protect the state's full breadth of biodiversity in the context
of a changing climate. This collaborative project between the MA Department of Fish & Game, primarily its Natural Heritage &
Endangered Species Program (NHESP), and The Nature Conservancy has built on the success of NHESP's initial BioMap and
Living Waters plans to produce an updated and more comprehensive BioMap. The presentation will orient Conservation
Commissions to this conservation planning tool, outline the process of identifying and mapping Core Habitats and Critical
Natural Landscapes, and describe the BioMap2 species and habitat components.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Henry Woolsey, Program Manager, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, MA Department of Fish
and Wildlife
Andy Finton, Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts
James DeNormandie, BioMap Project Coordinator; Conservation Planner, MassAudubon Ecological Extension
Service
Shep Evans, Broker and Advisor, FRIDAY & Company Real Estate; MACC Director
10. Protecting Buffer Zones for Wetland Migration: a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (advanced credit)
This presentation will provide illustrations already completed by the author of how coastal and freshwater wetlands are likely to
migrate and how these future wetlands might be protected by developing a new wetland migration buffer zone into existing
regulatory approaches under the jurisdiction of Conservation Commissions.
Speaker:
Moderator:
Scott W. Horsley, Principal, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
E. Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon; MACC Director
11. A Coordinated Approach for Coastal Projects: Wetlands Protection Act and Chapter 91 Waterways Act
This intermediate session is for those familiar with the Chapter 91 Waterways and Wetlands Protection regulations. Two
water-dependent projects, a residential dock and beach nourishment, will be examined to ensure that they meet both the
wetland standards and waterways requirements for public access and navigation. Procedural tips to coordinate and
streamline the review for applicants and Conservation Commissions will also be covered.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Andrea Langhauser, Senior Planner, MassDEP Waterways Program
Alice Smith, Wetlands Circuit Rider Coordinator, MassDEP
Ingeborg Hegemann, PWS, Vice President & Principal, BSC Group, Inc., Conservation Commissioner,
Stow; MACC Director
12. Stormwater Recharge Design 101 (advanced credit)
Most Conservation Commissions are comprised of individuals from various professions who may not have the technical
background or training to interpret the technical design calculations associated with stormwater recharge Best Management
Practices (BMPs) that are included in a Notice of Intent Stormwater Report submitted under the Massachusetts Wetlands
Protection Act. This workshop/training program will provide a basic overview of hydrology as it relates to stormwater recharge
and the required computations and evaluations that are necessary to document compliance with Standard 3 of the
Massachusetts Stormwater Management Standards.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Joshua Alston, P.E., LEED AP BD + C Project Manager, Nitsch Engineering
Sandra Brock, P.E., CFM, LEED AP BD + C, Chief Engineer, Nitsch Engineering
Michele Grzenda, Conservation Agent, Weston; MACC Officer
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13.
Seeking a Better Approach to Wetland Mitigation
The 2008 federal Mitigation Rule considers the most preferred forms of mitigation to be use of mitigation banks and in-lieu
fee programs for several reasons. The US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency want mitigation
to be ecologically meaningful and sustainable in the long term. MACC and MassDEP share these concerns about the poor
track record for mitigation but also have questions about whether mitigation banking or an in-lieu fee program would result in
better outcomes than on-site mitigation in Massachusetts. All three organizations are actively seeking an approach to wetland
mitigation that will be ecologically meaningful and that avoids the local loss of wetland functions.
Speakers:
Ruth M. Ladd, Chief Policy Analyst & Technical Support, Regulatory Division, New England District Corps of
Engineers
Scott Jackson, Program Director, UMass Extension's Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation Program; MACC Director
Lealdon Langley, Director, Wetlands and Waterways Program, MassDEP
Moderator: Tim Purinton, Acting Director, Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Department of Fish & Game; MACC Director
14.
Update on the Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Laws: How Well Are You Complying? (advanced credit)
Last year's program on this topic gave attendees advance notice of the new requirements, some of which were in effect by
the time of MACC's Annual Conference and others which became effective July 1, 2010. Now that the law is in effect, new
issues have arisen. More importantly, new guidance from the Attorney General's Office Division of Open Government and
State Ethics Commission have shed light on several of the old and new issues. This program will review the requirements
under the Open Meeting Law and State Ethics Law and highlight the latest issues and the guidance available.
Speakers:
James B. Lampke, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Lampke & Lampke
Kathleen Connolly, Esq., Counsel, Murtha Cullina LLP; MACC Officer
Moderator: Kenneth Whittaker, Ph.D., Esq., Partner, Environmental Law, Boston Office, Yoss LLP; MACC Officer
Series C 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
15.
Sustainability: Principles and Applications for your Commission's Decision-Making
Sustainability is a simple concept that describes complex natural systems. Our focus on resources is beginning to shift, from
individual species to systems. Understanding some of the principles of sustainability can contribute to better decision
making for our natural resources. This presentation will discuss the concept of sustainability as an over-arching vision and goal
and will also provide practical tools and techniques that Conservation Commissioners can use to apply these concepts to
project decisions that work towards this vision. Strategies such as carrying capacity, cumulative (as opposed to incremental)
impact analysis, smart growth, low impact development and net zero impacts will be discussed and explored.
Speakers:
Gordon Peabody, Director, Safe Harbor Environmental Management
Scott Horsley, Principal, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
Moderator: Brenda Kelly, Vice President, Strategic Communications at Atmospheric & Environmental Research (AER),
Bedford Energy Task Force; MACC Director
16.
Taking Charge: Utilizing a Volunteer Land Stewardship Program to Conduct Workdays and Tackle Encroachments
This workshop will offer participants an overview of how to create a volunteer stewardship program for town-held properties.
Topics include: creating an inventory of town-held conservation properties; assembling baseline information on each
property; soliciting volunteers, planning and prioritizing projects and conducting workdays. Participants will receive a
stewardship start-up packet of sample documents to help you start your own stewardship program.
Speakers:
Michele Grzenda, Conservation Agent, Weston; MACC Officer
Jennifer Steel, Acting Conservation Agent, Andover
Moderator: Patrick Garner, Wetland Scientist, Principal, Patrick C. Garner Company; MACC President
17.
Vegetation Management at Mitigation and Restoration Sites
Whether the applicant is a home owner, a major construction contractor, a landscape designer or an environmental engineer,
they will need your guidance in eradicating invasives and replacing them with the right native plants for the site. Learn about
the ecology and impacts of a number of invasive plant species and the different protocols for eradicating each invasive plant.
Learn also how to choose the trees and shrubs that will thrive in whatever are the given site conditions.
Speakers:
Ted Elliman, Vegetation Management Coordinator, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) Volunteer
Coordinator, New England Wild Flower Society
Nicola Cataldo, Mass. Certified Horticulturist; Cavicchio Greenhouses; Conservation Commissioner, Framingham
Moderator: Ingeborg Hegemann, P.W.S., Vice President, BSC Group, Inc.; Conservation Commissioner, Stow; MACC Director
18.
Implications of Pending Stormwater Federal General Permits in Massachusetts: What ConComs Need to Know (advanced credit)
(Double Session - continued in Series D) The US Environmental Protection Agency will soon issue a new Phase II Stormwater
Permit for Massachusetts and a Residual Designation Authority (RDA) Permit for the Upper Charles River watershed that
will likely include more prescriptive requirements designed to improve the effectiveness of the municipal stormwater
management programs and require property owners of existing development to provide better stormwater treatment. This
session will describe the details of the permit changes and what this means in terms of overall municipal requirements.
Speakers:
Moderator:
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Richard A. Claytor, Jr., P.E., Principal, Horsley Witten Group
Mark Voorhees, Residual Designation Authority (RDA) Permitting - Upper Charles River Basin, Region 1 of US
Environmental Protection Agency
Ross Povenmire, Director of Conservation, Planning Board Administrator & Community Preservation Committee Agent, Boxford
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19. Updated River and Stream Crossing Standards for Massachusetts
As long linear ecosystems, rivers and streams are particularly vulnerable to fragmentation. There is growing concern about the
role of road crossings - especially culverts - in altering habitats and disrupting river and stream continuity. The River and
Stream Continuity Partnership recently released revised River and Stream Crossing Standards for Massachusetts. Compliance
with these standards is required for new permanent crossings and is recommended for bridge and culvert replacement
projects. These standards also are the basis for a rapid field assessment protocol that can be used to evaluate road-stream
crossings and score them based on their passability for fish and other aquatic organisms.
Speakers:
Scott Jackson, Program Director, UMass Extension's Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation Program;
MACC Director
Alison Bowden, Freshwater Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts
Moderator: Tim Purinton, Acting Director, Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Department of Fish & Game; MACC
Director
20. Applying the MA Coastal Wetland Regulations to Protect Storm Damage Prevention & Flood Control Functions of Coastal
Resource Areas
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
(MassDEP) are developing a guidance document titled “ APPLYING THE MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL WETLANDS
REGULATIONS: A Practical Guide for Conservation Commissions to Protect the Storm Damage and Flood Control Functions of
Coastal Resource Areas”. This document will provide technical, regulatory and policy guidance for reviewing projects within
coastal resource areas, including delineation of primary dunes and coastal floodplains, analysis of important adjudicatory
decisions, and policy direction. Staff from CZM and MassDEP will cover certain key elements of the manual, including
technical methods and policy guidance.
Speakers:
Lealdon Langley, Director, Wetlands and Waterways Program, MassDEP
Jim Sprague, Environmental Analyst & Director, Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program, MassDEP
Rebecca Haney, Coastal Geologist, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
Betsy Rickards, Technical Assistance Writer, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
Moderator: E. Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon; MACC Director
21. Common Plants of Swamps, Bogs, Marshes and Wet Meadows (Double session - continued in Series D) (advanced credit)
Field characters used in plant identification and the key features and important plants of swamps, wet meadows, marshes and
bogs will be described using slides. This will be followed by a hands-on identification session including live and pressed plant
material. (limited to 60)
Speakers:
Sally Zielinski, Ph.D., Botanical Consultant / Environmental Journalist; MACC Officer
Amy Ball, Project Manager, Senior Wetland Scientist, Horsley Witten Group; MACC Officer
Margaret Carroll, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Framingham State University; MACC Director
Moderator: Jo-Anne Burdin, Templeton Conservation Commission; MACC Director
Series D 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
18.
Implications of Pending General Permits for Designated Discharges in the Charles River Watershed: A Pilot for Better
Stormwater Management (advanced credit) (Double Session - continued from Series C)
The US Environmental Protection Agency will soon issue a new Phase II Stormwater Permit for Massachusetts
and a Residual Designation Authority (RDA) Permit for the Upper Charles River watershed that will likely include
more prescriptive requirements designed to improve the effectiveness of the municipal stormwater management programs
and require property owners of existing development to provide better stormwater treatment. This session will describe
how these new permit provisions will impact Conservation Commission review of stormwater management elements for
projects submitted under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act.
Speakers:
Mark Voorhees, Residual Designation Authority (RDA) Permitting - Upper Charles River Basin, Region 1 of US
Environmental Protection Agency
Richard A. Claytor, Jr., P.E., Principal, Horsley Witten Group
Moderator: Ross Povenmire, Director of Conservation, Planning Board Administrator & Community Preservation Committee
Agent, Boxford
22. Preparing for Climate Change at the Local Level: Methods for Increasing Local Resilience
Join ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (established as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives,
the official name is now ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability) in a dynamic session exploring how communities can begin
to prepare for climate change through ICLEI's leading-edge climate adaptation program, Climate Resilient Communities™.
Participants in this session will learn about a holistic adaptation planning framework and hear about communities that have
initiated adaptation efforts.
Speakers:
Melissa Stults, Climate Adaptation Program Manager, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Jamie O'Connel, Regional Officer for New England, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Moderator: Gillian Davies, Senior Wetland & Soil Scientist, BSC Group, Inc.
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23. Dam Removal: Evaluating and Reviewing Dam Removal Applications from a Commission's Perspective
Dam removal projects bring together elements of engineering, geomorphology, and river ecology. When done correctly, the
short term disturbance from removing the dam is outweighed by improved water quality, riparian wetlands, and habitat for
native fish and wildlife. Conservation Commissions play a key role in ensuring that dam removal projects attain the highest
possible environmental benefit. Drawing from completed projects, this training focuses on the five components of dam
removal projects that must be thoroughly considered to ensure success: 1) existing infrastructure; 2) sensitive species; 3)
sediment management; 4) channel restoration; and 5) site restoration. Attendees will leave with information they need to
evaluate proposed dam removals and monitor implementation
Speakers:
Beth Lambert, River Restoration Program Coordinator, Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Dept. of Fish and Game
Moderator: Patrick Garner, Wetland Scientist, Principal, Patrick C. Garner Company; MACC President
24.
Overview and Importance of Shellfish Reef Ecology and Restoration in Massachusetts
This panel will provide: (1) an overview of the ecology and importance of shellfish and shellfish restoration, (2) an overview of
the role of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Shellfish Division, and (3) a case study on the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration/Nature Conservancy/MassAudubon oyster reef restoration project in Wellfleet Bay.
Speakers:
Moderator:
25.
Erosion and Sediment Control: Beyond Haybales and Silt Fence
What's the difference between erosion prevention and sediment control? Protecting wetlands and waterways during
construction usually involves far more than silt fence and staked haybales. This workshop will give you an overview of
available methods for preventing erosion and controlling sedimentation ranging from preconstruction planning, slope
stabilization Best Management Practices (BMPs), innovative methods of sediment and runoff control, and tips to improve
compliance on an active site. Proper installation and maintenance of available BMPs will be discussed. An introduction to
innovative Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater management structures and their applications will also be provided.
Speakers:
Moderator:
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Boze Hancock, Ph.D., The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Coordinator, National Partnership between TNC &
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Mike Hickey, Shellfish Program Chief, MA Division of Marine Fisheries
Mark Faherty, Science Coordinator, MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Lorraine DeSouza, Graphic Design/Support Specialist, Middlesex Community College
Nancy J. Putnam, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program Coordinator, MACC
Lisa Carrozza, Senior Project Manager, TetraTech Rizzo.; Conservation Commissioner, Norton
David Gorden, CPSS, CWS, Wetlands Program Manager, EBI Consulting; MACC Director
Green Communities: Leading by Example
Come learn what it means to go green! This workshop will offer Conservation Commissioners and others an overview of
MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER's) Green Communities Program and provide examples of what you can do to
encourage your city or town to reduce its energy costs by promoting energy conservation policies and implementing energy
efficiency measures. It will also touch on how energy efficiency projects can be used to further community interest in other
sustainability efforts. Examples of municipal projects such as Worcester's Outreach and Stretch Code grant programs will be
highlighted.
Speakers:
Moderator:
Jim Barry, Regional Coordinator, Green Communities Division, MA Department of Energy Resources
John Odell, Manager, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Program, City of Worcester
Kenneth Whittaker, Ph.D., Esq., Partner, Environmental Law, Boston Office, Yoss LLP; MACC Officer
Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners
DESCRIPTIONS
9:45 am. - 12:15 p.m.
Unit 1.
Overview of Conservation Commissions: Responsibilities, Funds and Fees (limited to 80)
This unit focuses on: duties and authority; federal and state agencies; town boards; confict of interest law;
open meeting law; and town budget, filing and consultant fees.
Instructor:
Moderator:
Unit 5.
Wetland Types: Their Functions and Values (limited to 80)
This unit focuses on: common vegetated wetlands in Massachusetts; scientific versus regulatory wetlands definition;
functions, characteristics and watershed context; performance standards and buffer zones.
Instructor:
Moderator:
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Charles J. Katuska, PWS, Conservation Agent, Town of Hollison
TBD
Michael Howard, PWS, CWS, Principal, Manager of Ecological Services Group,
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Lorraine DeSouza, Graphic Design/Support Specialist, Middlesex
Community College
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~continued~
9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Unit 7.
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Open Space Planning and Protection Techniques (limited to 80)
This unit covers: estabishing goals and objectives; inventory of local natural resources; selecting parcels;
working with landowners; conservation restrictions; funding and grants.
Instructor:
Moderator:
Robert Wilber, Director of Land Protection, MassAudubon; Chair, Massachusetts Land Trust
Coalition
TBD
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Unit 3.
The Wetlands Protection Act: Fundamentals Process and Procedures (limited to 80)
This unit explains: interests of the Act; jurisdiction; permit submittal requirements; forms; identifying areas;
and “limited” projects.
Instructor:
Moderator:
Unit 6.
Writing Effective Orders of Conditions (limited to 80)
This unit covers: protecting interests of the Act, boilerplate and special conditions, denials and appeals,
amendments and extensions and Certificates of Compliance.
Instructor:
Moderator:
Unit 8.
Mark Stinson, Circuit Rider, MassDEP - Western Regional Office
TBD
Christine Odiaga, Circuit Rider, MassDEP - Southeastern Regional Office
Helen D. Bethell, Executive Director, Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust; MACC Officer
Managing Conservation Lands: Inventories, Goals and Conflicts (limited to 80)
This unit focuses on: resource evaluation, management plans, and management case studies
(e.g. invasives, trails, grasslands, agriculture and beavers).
Instructor:
Moderator:
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TBD
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MACC 2011 ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
EXHIBITS • TRAINING PROGRAM SESSIONS • WORKSHOPS • iPad RAFFLE
Saturday, March 5 • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Agenda
8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:30
9:45 - 12:15
9:45 - 12:30
Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens
Opening Session; Annual Business Meeting; Awards
Fundamentals Units 1, 5 and 7
Workshop Series A and B
11:15
1:30
1:45
4:30
-
2:30
4:00
4:30
5:15
Lunch served in Kimball Hall
Fundamentals Units 3, 6 and 8
Workshop Series C and D
President’s Reception (all invited)
Registration Fees
Member* $95
Other Government & Non-profit** $105
Non-member*** $120
Student $55 (ID required at conference)
Fee is per person and includes morning refreshments and lunch. *Member fee applies to: Conservation Commissioners and staff
when Commission’s dues are paid or accompany this registration and other MACC members. **Other municipal officials and
government agency or non-profit organization employees when fee is paid by agency or organization check. ***Non-members may
receive member rate by joining MACC. WALK-IN REGISTRATION IS AN ADDITIONAL $10.
Scholarships available, call the office - 617.489.3930 or visit http://www.maccweb.org/support_fawcett.html
Notes
• Advanced registration is highly recommended. Payment or a purchase order should accompany the registration.
• Register early to guarantee workshop choice. Pre-registration and number limits will be enforced.
• Refunds (minus a $15.00 processing fee) will be issued only if a written cancellation is received by February 25, 2011.
• See adverse weather policy at www.maccweb.org/edu_aec.html.
MACC 2011 Annual Environmental Conference Registration Form
Name _______________________________________ E-mail ______________________________
Commission/Organization ____________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________ City __________________ State _______ Zip ______
Phone (W) ______________________ (H) _____________________
Method of Payment: Check enclosed  Bill my credit card: VISA 
Card number:_____________________________
Total Enclosed ________
MasterCard 
Amex 
Discover 
Exp. date ___________ Security Code _________
Workshop Choices
You may register for 1 or 2 Fundamentals Units, or up to 4 workshops, or a combination of 1 Unit and 2 workshops.
Call 617.489.3930 with questions. Because limited enrollment classes fill quickly, a 2nd choice is required.
An extensive lunch buffet is available from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in a separate building.
Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners
Please ✔ unit in each time slot you want to take.
For 2nd choice, write #2 in the space.
9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
 Unit 1 (c0440) OR  Unit 5 (c0442) OR  Unit 7 (c0446)
1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 Unit 3 (c0441) OR  Unit 6 (c0443) OR  Unit 8 (c0447)
Pre-registration is required, limited to the first 80 who register for each unit.
Workshop Series
WRITE WORKSHOP NUMBER for each session.
You may choose to keep B or C open for lunch.
1st
2nd
choice
choice
Workshop # _______
Workshop # _______
________ A (9:45-11:00 a.m.)
________ B (11:15-12:30 p.m.)
Workshop # _______
Workshop # _______
________ C (1:45-3:00 p.m.)
________ D (3:15-4:30 p.m.)
Some workshops have limited enrollment.
Email confirmations with directions will be provided when an email address is given.
Return with check payable to: MACC, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
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MACC OFFICER, DIRECTOR AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Annual Business Meeting
March 5, 2011
________________________________________________________________________________________________
The 2010 Nominating Committee recommends the slates below to the membership.
OFFICERS
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2012
Patrick Garner
President
Kathleen Connolly, Esq. First Vice President
Michele Grzenda
Vice President for Education
Kenneth Whittaker, Ph.D., Esq.
Sally Zielinski, Ph.D.
Margaret Carroll, Ph.D.
Vice President for Advocacy
Treasurer
Secretary
DIRECTORS * New nominee
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2012 Janice Stone*
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2013 Jennifer Steel*
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2014 Amy Ball Walter Bickford* Brandon Faneuf
Scott Jackson Brenda Kelly
2011 NOMINATING COMMITTEE Non-Board Members
Judith Eiseman George Hall, Esq. Arleen O'Donnell Kenneth Pruitt
Respectfully submitted, 2010 Nominating Committee: Sally Zielinski, Chair
Judith Eiseman Michelle Grzenda George Hall, Esq. Ingeborg Hegemann
Stan Humphries Kenneth Pruitt
NEW NOMINEES TO THE BOARD *
Walter Bickford has over thirty years of experience in elected and appointed public service positions, where he
has focused on developing state and local conservation-oriented fish, wildlife, land, water and energy laws and
programs. He served as Commissioner of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement under Governor
Michael Dukakis. Prior to that Walter was in the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he was often the
only legislator with a 100% pro-environment voting record from the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.
He has been a member of the Berlin Conservation Commission for the past 15 years, eight of these as Chair and
has served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition. Walter was also Director of
Environment, Health and Safety for Malden Mills, New England's largest textile mill before, during, and after a
historic, catastrophic fire and massive plant rebuild. He has experience with logging and tree work and enjoys
hunting and fishing excursions.
Jennifer Steel has been a Conservation Agent for ten of the past 15 years. After graduating from Wesleyan
University, she began her professional career as a teacher. She then obtained her Master's Degree from Duke
University in Environmental Policy and began working on large-scale regional coastal research and management
programs with the US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
After four years, she became disillusioned with the efficacy of the federal conservation bureaucracy, and took a
position as Interim Conservation Agent for the Town of Wayland. There - in local government where natural
resource regulation, education, and implementation converge - Jennifer found her calling. For five years she
worked for MassAudubon's Advocacy Department, then returned to local conservation work, serving the towns of
Maynard and (more recently) Framingham. Jennifer resides in Wayland.
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MACC OFFICER, DIRECTOR AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Continued
NEW NOMINEES TO THE BOARD *
Janice Stone has served as Administrator and staff for the South Hadley and Hadley Conservation Commissions
since 2004. She is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist. Janice has 30 years experience in natural resource
planning and in mapping wetlands and natural plant communities. In these various capacities she has worked with
MassGIS, the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Program, UMASS Amherst, and the
Franklin Regional Council of Governments. Her M.S. thesis in Wildlife Biology was on vernal pools and she
continues to be drawn to them each spring to enjoy their burst of life. Janice is a resident of Shutesbury where she
served on the Conservation Commission for five years, with three of these as Chair. She currently chairs the town's
Open Space Committee. Her hobbies include wildflower identification, gardening and photography.
____________________________________________________________________________
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (not up for election this year)
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2012
Gregor McGregor Esq. Heidi Ricci Seth Wilkinson
Serving until Annual Business Meeting 2013
Jo-Anne Burdin Shepley Evans Ingeborg Hegemann
Tim Purinton
____________________________________________________________________________
MACC officers serve one-year terms, though may serve up to three consecutive years in a position; directors have
staggered three-year terms. Non-Board members of the Nominating Committee are elected by the membership;
Board members of the committee are chosen by the Board.
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(Continued from page 1, New MassDEP Commissioner.....)
accomplishments include spearheading state environmental
permit processes to ensure “regulation at the speed of
business,” and overseeing state permitting of the nation's
first off-shore wind farm – Cape Wind. He also drafted and
led a broad-based coalition in support of proposed wind
energy siting reform legislation, and worked on a variety of
other statutory and regulatory reforms including
reorganization of the environmental secretariat and
initiatives to promote renewable energy. Ken graduated
from Wesleyan University and UCLA School of Law.
MACC congratulates Ken for his appointment as MassDEP
Commissioner and looks forward to our ongoing
partnership.
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CONGRATULATIONS
Fundamentals for
Conservation Commissioners
Graduates!!!
Dana MacDonald
Pelham
Mary Moriarty
Holyoke
Mary Thomas
Wendell
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Annual Environmental
Conference Raffle!
Imagine your very own iPad!
MACC will raffle an iPad at our Annual Environmental Conference on March 5, 2011 at Holy Cross
College in Worcester, MA. The lucky winner will also receive on a CD a searchable version of the 2006
Edition of the Environmental Handbook for Massachusetts Conservation Commissioners. The 16GB
iPad has a multi-touch screen and advanced capabilities, including a high-resolution LED-backlit
display, Internet and email access (through Wi-Fi) and the chance to view digital photos, home videos,
HD movies, social games and Google maps on your own personal big screen. You can also listen to iPad
music you download yourself from records or iTunes, and those who are on the go can download books,
magazines, news articles and podcasts and utilize dozens of other fun and useful applications.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on our secure website: www.maccweb.org or at the conference.
The winner does not need to be present at the drawing and will be notified after the conference.
Tickets
1 for $5 • 5 for $20
(proceeds go towards MACC educational programs)
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Outrageous Excuses for Erosion and Sediment Control Failure
Give Us Your Ideas for the Top Ten List
at the 2011 MACC Annual Environmental Conference!
Photo Courtesy of Brandon Faneuf
What are the most unbelievable explanations you have heard for hay bales or silt fencing not working
as planned? Did the neighbor's cows get loose and eat the hay? Did the contractor put fencing in
the wrong place? MACC is looking for the most interesting examples of applicants or contractors
overlooking or misinterpreting erosion control requirements.
The winning Top Ten entries will be presented at the Opening Session of the 2011 Annual
Environmental Conference on March 5th and printed in the March/April Newsletter.
Past Top Ten Lists include: “Most Pathetic Excuses for Violating an Order of Conditions,” “Worst (or
Strangest) Things That Happened On A Site Visit,” "Best Excuses You've Heard for Filling Wetlands",
"Reasons Commissioners Have Been Thrown Off Their Boards", and "Reasons to Be a Conservation
Commissioner.” See these on the MACC web site at www.maccweb.org/aec_top_ten
Send us up to three suggestions. Items must be eight words or less, although you may add a brief
note of explanation. They do not need to be complete sentences. The Top Ten List is intended to be
humorous in the David Letterman vein.
Our expert judges will select the best ideas. The deadline for submissions has been extended to
February 10, 2011. E-mail (preferred) your suggestions in the format below to [email protected]
maccweb.org, fax to 617.489.3935, or send to MACC, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont MA 02478.
Outrageous Excuses for Erosion and Sediment Control Failure
SUGGESTIONS:
A. _________________________________________________________________________________________
B. _________________________________________________________________________________________
C. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Submitted by:
Name: __________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________
Commission or Organization ________________________________________ Phone: __________________
Address: _____________________________________ City/Town: ______________________ Zip ________
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Thank You to MACC’s
2010 Fall Conference
Sponsors!!
LEAD SPONSORS
CONTRIBUTORS
McGregor & Associates, P.C.
Nitsch Engineering
Horsley Witten Group
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MACC Presidents
Past and Present
Patrick Garner, 2010-present
Sally A. Zielinski, 2008-2009
Frederick J. Fawcett, II, March-April, 2008
Michael G. Sites, 2007-2008
E. Heidi Ricci, 2006-2007
Helen D. Bethell, 2005-2006
Patrick Garner, 2004-2005
Ingeborg Hegemann, 2003-2004
George Hall, 2000-2003
Gregor I. McGregor, 1997-2000
Judith S. Eiseman, 1995-1997
Robert M. Gray, 1991-1995
Tania Assaykeen, 1988-1991
Alexandra Dawson, 1985-1988
Gregor I. McGregor, 1982-1985
Nancy Wilson Anderson, 1979-1982
George S. Wislocki, 1977-1979
Norton H. Nickerson, 1974-1977
Robert J. Ellis, 1973-1974
Davis Stuart DeBard, 1961-1973
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Annual Environmental
Conference Volunteers
Needed
FREE ATTENDANCE
See page 5 for details or call
Lindsay at 617.489.3930
[email protected]
In Memoriam
Bill Hocking, long time member and Chairman of
the Foxboro Conservation Commission, has
passed away. Bill was a tireless advocate for
wetlands protection and land conservation in
Foxboro. Through the joint efforts of Bill, Dave
Risch and the commitment of the Kraft family, a
significant portion of the Neponset River was
daylighted. The original plan called for simply
replacing the existing culverted sections and
maintaining the open section of river through
what was the former race track infield. By Bill’s
efforts and the collaborative effort, a 3,000+ foot
section of the Neponset River was relocated and
daylighted. The restoration effort resulted in the
creation of the Bordering Vegetated Wetland,
Bank, Bordering Land Subject to Flooding and
Densely Developed Riverfront Area. It’s safe to
say this project was a crowning jewel in the long
illustrious career of Bill Hocking. He will be
sorely missed.
Chris Ross, MassDEP- SERO
Environmental Consulting Services
For Conservation Commissions
Third Party Permit Reviews
Wetland Delineation Reviews
Construction Compliance Monitoring
Erosion Control Plans
Stormwater Management System Evaluations
Wetland Restoration & Mitigation Plans
Rare Species Habitat Studies
Vernal Pool Assessments
Wetland Plant Nursery and Planting
Services
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January 20, 2011 (13 weeks). Wetlands Assessment
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Extension.
For details, contact Scott Jackson at
413.545.4743 or [email protected]
January 29, 2011. Naked Shrubs. MA Audubon Habitat,
Belmont. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower
Society. Pre-registration required. Contact registrar at 508877-7630 ext. 3303
January 29, 2011. Conservation Biology: Saving
Biodiversity in Today’s Climate. Garden in the Woods,
Framingham. Sponsored by New England Wild Flower
Society. Pre-registration required. Contact registrar at 508877-7630 ext. 3303
MACC is a Member of Earth Share of
New England and the Massachusetts
Environmental Collaborative.
March 5, 2011. Fundamentals for Conservation
Commissioners Units 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8. Holy Cross
College, Worcester. See page 10, 11 for details and page
12 for registration.
March 5, 2011. Annual Environmental Conference
Holy Cross College, Worcester. See pages 4-10 for details
and page 12 for registration.
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voting members are the Conservation Commissions of
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