Conference time again – 24th Annual Lake and Pond Management Workshop

Please join at least 4 members of the Manchaug Pond Board of Directors who will be attending this year’s
MACOLAP’s  (Massachusetts Congress of Lakes and Ponds)
24th ANNUAL LAKE and POND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Student Center, Worcester State University

Saturday, January 29, 2011
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Snow Date: Sunday, January 30)
[Call 508-429-5085 for message] 

8:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast (Included)   

8:30—10:15  Plenary Session

Policies, Regulations & Legislation
Affecting Massachusetts Lakes & Ponds
      
       Senator Stephen Brewer (invited)            

NALMS Update & Mass Lakes and Ponds Update

Business Meeting/Election of Officers
    
Stormwater, Dams & Lake/Pond Partners

 Ken Wagner, Water Resource Services LLC: The Big Picture in Watershed Management—How nutrient loading changes with development; realistic
 expectations for watershed management and options for bridging the gap

10:15—10:30    Break and Exhibit Time

10:30-11:30 CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
                         A,B,C,D,E   (Choose 1 of A,B,C,D or Choose E)
Sessions are repeated in the next hour, Except E is a 2-hr session

A. For new people LAKE & POND RESTORATION TECHNIQUES— Emphasis on Integrated Lake Management—
          Rob Wheaton, Field Biologist, Lycott Environmental, Inc.,
          and Michael Lennon, Aquatic Biologist, ACT, Inc.           

B. LAKE LAW–Forming Nonprofit Lake Associations (Chapter 501(c)(3) Incorporation), Forming Watershed Districts, and
              Great Pond Issues (Chapter 90),– Robert Levite, Attorney,
     UMass Extension Service, Mass Watershed Coalition President

C  Introduction to AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES for VOLUNTEER LAKE/POND GROUPS—
                      Jim Straub, DCR Lakes& Ponds P

D. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, The Big Picture continued, How Nutrient Loading Changes with Development and Realistic Expectations—Ken Wagner, PhD, Water Resource Services LLC
  LOW IMACT LANDSCAPING for Lake and Pond Watersheds: Shrub Buffers, Biorention, Planter Boxes & more—
                         Bob Hartzel, GeoSyntec, Inc.

E. Using the GEIR and DEP Guidance Documents for Lake & Pond
Management Permitting (2 hours) A mock ConCom Meeting dealing
with common/future Lake Projects for New Folks–
   Tom Flannery, DCR Lakes & Ponds Program 
          and Christine Odiaga, DEP Circuit Rider
                                                               
11:30—11:45    Break        

11:45—12:45 Repeated CONCURRENT SESSIONS A,B,C,D
                                          (Choose one of above) 
                             or Continue in Session E
      
12:45—1:45 LUNCH BREAK, EXHIBITS & NETWORKING

1:45—2:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS F, G, H, J, K,  (Choose One)

F. LAKE LAW –Water & Land Issues, Rights of the State, Rights of
Lakeshore Owners, ConCom Jurisdiction, Permit Extensions Act,
and more! –Glenn A. Wood, Attorney, Rubin and Rudman, LLP

G. WHAT KEEPS the WATER in YOUR LAKES, PONDS &
The DAM from FALLING DOWN?–Understanding the Structural
Components of dams— Phil Moreschi, P.E CFM, VP, Fuss & O’Neill

H. RUNOFF REMEDIES for YOUR LAKE or POND—
RAIN GARDENS and More! –
Donna Williams, Mass Audubon & Blackstone River WA, and
 Ed Himlan,. Exec. Dir., Massachusetts Watershed Coalition

J. EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL CASE STUDY: Evidence from Center Pond that EWM can be effectively managed by continuing the hand-pulling program (begun in 2003) in 2011.—Mercedes Gallagher, Center Pond Weed Project
             
K. FUNDING for LAKE and POND PROJECTS, including an Overview of the 319 and 604b Programs.—
  Jane Peirce, MassDEP 319 Nonpoint Source Coordinator

2:45—3:00 Raffle and END

Session Topics are subject to change

Attention: CONSULTANTS AND LAKE GROUPS with
DISPLAY MATERIALS (EXHIBITS) such as posters,
Brochures, dioramas, signs, etc.  You are welcome to set up a
Display.  For particulars, and to reserve a display spot, please call
Carol Hildreth (508-429-5085).
          
Please pre-register as soon as possible, by January 24:
We expect a large turnout.

Name __________________________________________

Organization ____________________________________

Address ________________________________________

City ______________________State ____ Zip _________

Tel. No. ________________________________________

E-mail __________________________________________

Morning: Repeated Workshops A B C D (Circle 2 of these)
                    or                   
               Continuous Workshop E (Circle only E)

Afternoon Workshops:  F G H J K   (Circle one)

Pre-registration: $25 Members (MPA is a member which gives you the member rate!)
$30 Nonmembers
          $15 Students

              Enclosed $____________

Registration at the door will be $5 more per category, plus those registering after January 24 should plan to bring their own lunch.

Lunch is covered in the registration fee, except for late registrants.

Make checks Payable to MACOLAP and Send to:

MACOLAP c/o CT Hildreth
135 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

You may also be able to register and pay online at www.macolap.org   Questions? 508-429-5085

Massachusetts Congress of
Lake and Pond Associations, Inc. (MACOLAP
PO Box 873
West Brookfield, MA  01585

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