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2005 Westfield River Symposium

River + Land + People:
Balancing the Equation


Saturday, April 2, 2005
Westfield State College - Savignano Auditoriums


8:00- 8:30   Registration Continental Breakfast provided, Posters available for viewing til 1:00 p.m.

8:30-9:30   Welcome Kathy Meyer, WRWA President
Dr. Vicky Carwein, President of WSC
Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Mayor of Westfield
    Keynote Address An Update on the Environmental Agenda in Congress
John Olver, U.S. House of Representatives
 

9:45-10:30   Concurrent
Sessions
Five Feet and Rising - the Flood of '55: Jack Hayward (Hayward Communications)

The Westfield River Through Geologic Time: Richard D. Little (Professor Emeritus of Geology, Greenfield Community College)

Encouraging Public Participation - Catchbasin Stenciling: Jim Lyons (Town Engineer, West Springfield)

10:45- 11:30   Concurrent
Sessions
"OUTSTANDING","REMARKABLE", The Wild & Scenic Westfield River: Carrie Banks (MA Riverways)

The Great Flood of 1936--The Connecticut River Story (video): Ed Klekowski (Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts)

An Update on the Westfield River Continuity Project and its Role in Restoring Connected Networks at Scale: Alison Bowden (The Nature Conservancy)

11:45-12:30   Concurrent
Sessions
Westfield and the River: Hazards and Opportunities: Robert Brown (Professor Emeritus of History, Westfield State College)

The Great Flood of 1936--The Connecticut River Story (discussion of this and related projects): Ed Klekowski (Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts)

Old Growth Forests and Champion Trees in the Westfield River Watershed: Gary Beluzo (Professor of Environmental Science, Holyoke Community College)

12:30-1:00   Final Chance
to View
Poster Displays
Posters will be available from 8:30 til 1:00, with approximately 20 exhibitors, including:

Amy Reifsnyder, Nature Photographer & Writer
Appalachian Mountain Club
Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee
Bill Hardie, Trapper
Connecticut River Watershed Council
Friends of the Keystone Arches
Glenn Corbier, Dragon Hunter
Holyoke Comm. College - Environmental Science
Massachusetts Riverways
MassPirg
Natalie Birrell Riverscape Artist
National Parks Service
The Nature Conservancy
The Trustees of Reservations
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Board
WSC Geography and Regional Planning Dept.
Western Massachusetts Fly Fishing Association

1:30- ?   Field Trips Tour of Newly Added Wild & Scenic River Segments: Carrie Banks (MA Riverways) - cancelled due to rain

Flood Control Dams in the Watershed: Tom Wisnauskas (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

       


The 2005 Westfield River Symposium was sponsored by:

Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield State College
Westfield Gas & Electric

       


Past Symposia: | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |
| 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 |
| 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |