The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) holds a variety of events, workshops, conferences, and public meetings. Links to current events and other event listings are provided below.
CZM Calendar Listings
Seeking Local Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2016 - COASTSWEEP 2016, the annual statewide beach cleanup sponsored by CZM, kicked off last month—so now is the time to sign up to be a local cleanup coordinator to make sure your favorite beach, marsh, dive site, and riverbank is free of trash and other marine debris. Volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn out in large numbers each year for this event, which is part of an international campaign organized by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. Participants all over the world collect marine debris and record what they find. This information is then used to help reduce future marine debris problems. Cleanups will be scheduled throughout September and October. To get involved, see the COASTSWEEP website or check out COASTSWEEP on Facebook or Twitter.
MassBays Citizen Monitoring Network Summit - On September 29, MassBays invites citizen monitoring coordinators to Westborough to launch a network of Massachusetts coastal monitoring programs. The MassBays Citizen Monitoring Network Summit is a one-day Summit that will include networking time, opportunities to articulate program needs, practical presentations, and other resource materials. Expert panels and three concurrent breakout sessions will allow opportunity for participants to discuss the potential for connections among researchers, government agencies, and other monitoring programs to inform future monitoring and to collaborate on assessment efforts. Registration is required. For more information, see the MassBays website or contact Nicholas.Moreno@state.ma.us.
Additional Coastal-Related Events
CZ-Mail - CZ-Mail is CZM's monthly email update that provides information on major CZM initiatives, available tools and publications, upcoming workshops and events, grants, contracting opportunities, job openings, legislative updates, and other news of interest to people working on coastal issues.
Other Coastal Calendars
Massachusetts Coastal Training Program (CTP) Events Calendar - CTP workshops are offered at a variety of locations. Some focus on environmental issues such as groundwater protection, aquaculture, climate change, and habitat protection, while other workshops focus on processes and skills such as resource mapping, conflict resolution, and updating environmental regulations.
Ipswich River Watershed Association Calendar - The Ipswich River Watershed Association serves as the voice of the river, dedicated to protecting water quality and quantity, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and scenic values of the Ipswich River Watershed.