31 March 2015

Annual Westfield River Watershed River Symposium

Spring time means a lot of things here in western Mass. And one of the highlights is the Annual Westfield River Symposium.  The day looks pretty interesting and I have copied the current agenda here fyi:

2015 Westfield River Symposium

Outdoor Fun
in Your Watershed


Saturday, April 11, 2015
Westfield State University - Scanlon Banquet Hall

8:00-8:30 RegistrationExhibits available for viewing from 8:00 to 12:15
8:30-9:35 WelcomeBrian Conz, WRWA President
  Keynote AddressJoe Giffune (President, Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail)The Green Evolution: A History of the Columbia Greenway

9:45-10:30 Concurrent
Sessions I
Creation and Re-creation: Finding and Naming Birds: Seth Kellogg (Allen Bird Club)

Westfield River Watershed: Fishing a Gem of the West: Leanda Fontaine-Gagnon (MA Division of Fish & Wildlife)

The Trustees of Reservations in the Upper Watershed: Jim Caffrey (The Trustees of Reservations)
10:40-11:25 Concurrent
Sessions II
The AMC Berkshire Chapter: Your Connection to the Outdoors: Wayne Rodrigues (Chair, Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club)

Recreational Opportunities in MassParks: Domenick Sacco (District Manager, CT River Valley District of MassParks)
11:30-12:15 Viewing of ExhibitsConfirmed Exhibitors:

Appalachian Mtn Club
Connecticut River Watershed Council
Friends of the Columbia Greenway
Friends of the Keystone Arches
Friends of Robinson State Park
MA Div. of Ecological Restoration
MA Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Naturalists' Club
New England Forestry Foundation
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Silvio O. Conte National Fish
     & Wildlife Refuge
The Nature Conservancy
Western MA Fly Fishing Association
Westfield River Invasive Species
     Partnership
Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory
     Committee
WSU Environmental Planning Club
WSU Outing Club/Wilderness Leadership
     Program
Winding River Land Conservancy


12:00 Raffle Drawing
1:15- ? Field TripsThe Columbia Greenway: Marijoan Bull (WSU Dept. of Geography and Regional Planning, and Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail)

Birding in Stanley Park: Seth Kellogg (Allen Bird Club)



The 2015 Westfield River Symposium is sponsored by:

Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield State University

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