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.
Great Marsh Coalition Sea Level Rise Symposium - On November 17, the Great Marsh Coalition will hold the fifth Great Marsh Sea Level Rise Symposium, Implications for Quality of Life in our Communities, at Woodman’s of Essex. This full-day workshop allows coastal decision makers, business leaders, and stakeholders from the region to discuss the implications of climate change and sea level rise for Great Marsh communities, from economic impacts to consideration of transportation challenges and safety issues. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by November 16. Discounted registration of $15 is available until November 4 and will increase to $20 after that date. For more information, contact Kathryn Glenn at email@example.com.
South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium—Save the Date - On December 1, CZM, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and partners will hold the South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium at a South Shore location to be determined. This one-day symposium will provide local officials, municipal staff, federal and state agency staff, nonprofit organizations, and consultants with current information on overarching climate change and sea level rise management and policy considerations, case studies on local and regional adaptation and resiliency initiatives, and strategies to promote coordinated and cost-effective resiliency planning and project implementation. Stay tuned to CZM’s Coastal Calendar for location updates. For additional information, please contact Jason.Burtner@state.ma.us.
Cape Coastal Conference—Save the Date - From December 6-7, the 4th annual Cape Coastal Conference, Our Coastal Future: Taking Action for a Prosperous and Healthy Cape Cod, will be held at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. This two-day conference will feature plenary sessions and mini-workshops on a variety of coastal topics.
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.