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2006 Westfield River Symposium

What's So Special
About Our Watershed?


Saturday, April 1, 2006
Westfield State College - Savignano Auditoriums


8:30- 9:00   Registration Continental Breakfast provided, Posters available for viewing from 8:30 to 1:00

9:00-10:00   Welcome Kathy Meyer, WRWA President
Dr. Joan Rasool, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, WSC
    Keynote Address Assessing the Conservation Opportunities in the Westfield River Watershed
Wayne Klockner, State Director of The Nature Conservancy
 

10:15-11:00   Concurrent
Sessions I
Railroad to the Moon - The Keystone Arch Bridges: Dave Pierce (Friends of the Keystone Arches)

Rare Plants of the Watershed: Dave Lovejoy (Professor of Biology, WSC)

The Westfield River Environmental Center: Overview and Student Research: Michael Vorwerk (Associate Professor of Environmental Science, WSC)

11:00-11:30   View WSC Student Posters, Exhibits (Refreshments) - Posters will be available for viewing from 8:30-1:00, with this time slot specifically set aside. There are typically at least 20 exhibitors (see confirmed listing below), supplemented by student posters from Westfield State.
11:30-12:15   Concurrent
Sessions II
Henry Knox's Trail of Artillery: Dennis Picard (Storrowtown Village Museum Historian)

Changes in Massachusetts Bird Populations: Wayne Petersen (Massachusetts Audubon Field Ornithologist)

Westfield River Five-Year Watershed Action Plan Workshop: Anne Capra (Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Senior Planner)

12:20-1:05   Concurrent
Sessions III
William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Ellice Gonzalez (The Trustees of Reservations)

Coexisting with Bears in Massachusetts: Dave Fuller (MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife)

Keeping the Westfield River "Wild and Scenic": Liz Lacy (National Park Service)

2:00- ?   Field Trips GIS Demonstration Field Trip: Bob Thompson (WRWA)

Short Hike to Sanderson Brook Falls: Tom Condon (WRWA) and Bill Toomey (TNC, WRWA)

      Confirmed Exhibitors:

Appalachian Mountain Club (Noble View)
Bill Hardie, Licensed Trapper
Friends of the Keystone Arches
Glenn Corbier, Dragon Hunter
Massachusetts Riverways
National Parks Service
The Nature Conservancy
New England Shad Association
New England Wild Flower Society
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
The Trustees of Reservations
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Atlantic Salmon)
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Board
WSC Biology Dept. (Birds of Prey)
WSC Geography and Regional Planning Dept.
Western Massachusetts Fly Fishing Association
Westfield River Watershed Association


       


The 2006 Westfield River Symposium is sponsored by:

Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield River Environmental Center at WSC
Westfield State College

       


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