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2012 Westfield River Symposium

Protecting Our Watershed:
Challenges and Opportunities


Saturday, March 24, 2012
Westfield State University - Scanlon Banquet Hall


8:00-8:30   Registration Exhibits available for viewing from 8:00 to 12:45

8:30-9:35   Welcome Bill Rose, WRWA President
Dr. Elizabeth Preston, Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs, Westfield State University
    Keynote Address Andy Finton (MA Director of Science and Conservation, The Nature Conservancy)
A Resilient Future for the Westfield Watershed
 

9:45-10:30   Concurrent
Sessions I
Challenges and Opportunities for Migratory Fish Restoration in the Westfield River: Caleb Slater (MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife)

Extreme Weather, Extreme Invasives?: Julie Richburg (The Trustees of Reservations)

Road Ecology in Massachusetts, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Alison Bowden (The Nature Conservancy)

10:30-11:00   Viewing of Exhibits Confirmed Exhibitors:

Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail
Friends of Robinson State Park
MA DCR Service Forestry Program
MA Div. of Ecological Restoration
MA Dept. of Environmental Protection
MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife
National Chestnut Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Nature Pods
Next Barn Over
Western Massachusetts Fly Fishing Association
Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield River Watershed Invasive Species Partnership
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee
Westfield Water Sports
Winding River Land Conservancy



11:00-11:45   Concurrent
Sessions II
Coldwater Fish: What Do They Wish For?: Dana Ohman (MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife)

River Restoration and Dam Removal: Challenges and Opportunities in the Westfield River Watershed: Beth Lambert (MA Div. of Ecological Restoration)

11:55-12:40   Concurrent
Sessions III
Massachusetts' Rivers Response to Tropical Storm Irene: Carrie Banks (MA Div. of Ecological Restoration)

The Watershed Waltz (a K-6 educational resource): (new DVD version)

12:45   Raffle Drawing  

1:45- ?   Field Trips Trip #1: West Springfield Fish Ladder: Caleb Slater (MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife)

Trip #2: Flood Control Dams on the Westfield River: Tom Wisnauskas (US Army Corps of Engineers)

The 2012 Westfield River Symposium is sponsored by:

Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield State University

       


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