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2007 Westfield River Symposium

Water, Woods, and Warming

Saturday, March 31, 2007
Westfield State College - Scanlon Banquet Hall


8:00- 8:45   Registration Continental Breakfast provided, Exhibits available for viewing from 8:45 to 1:00

8:45-9:45   Welcome Mike Young, WRWA President
Barry Maloney, Interim President, Westfield State College
    Keynote Address An Update on Global Warming
Ray Bradley, UMass Dept. of Geosciences
 

10:00-10:45   Concurrent
Sessions I
Biology, Status, and Conservation of American Eels: Alex Haro (S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center)

Natural Forests and Champion Trees of the Westfield River Watershed: Gary Beluzo (Holyoke Community College)

A glimpse of The Watershed Waltz (a puppet show!): Meredyth Babcock and JoAnne Spies (Marmalade Productions)

11:00-11:45   Concurrent
Sessions II
Water Resource Management in Westfield - Drinking Water to Wastewater: Charles Darling & David Billips (City of Westfield, Water Resources Dept.)

ACORN: A Cooperative Resource Network: Paul Catanzaro (UMass Extension)

Kid's (and Adult's) Salmon/Biology/Geology Tour: Tom Condon (Powder Mill Middle School), Dave Lovejoy and Mike Young (both of WSC)

12:00-12:45   Concurrent
Sessions III
River Restoration in the Westfield River Watershed: Carrie Banks and Tim Purinton (MA Riverways)

Sustainable Forest Management in Massachusetts: James DiMaio (Chief Forester, MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation)

Screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" (will last til about 1:30)

2:00- ?   Field Trips Tour of the Westfield Wastewater Treatment Plant: Dave Billips, Superintendent (City of Westfield, Water Resources Dept.)

Visit to Site of Recent Harvest in Chester-Blandford State Forest: Tom Ryan (MA Dept of Conservation and Recreation Service Forester)

      Confirmed Exhibitors:

Bill Hardie, Licensed Trapper
Clean Water Action
Concerned Citizens of Russell
Friends of the Keystone Arches
Friends of Robinson State Park
Fuss & O'Neil
MA Dept of Conservation & Recreation
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Massachusetts Riverways
National Park Service
The Nature Conservancy
New England Wild Flower Society
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
The Trustees of Reservations
Tighe and Bond
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee
WSC Geography and Regional Planning Dept.
Western Massachusetts Fly Fishing Association
Westfield Gas & Electric
Westfield River Watershed Association


       


The 2007 Westfield River Symposium is sponsored by:

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

       


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