Please join the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) for a one-day symposium to look at the past, present, and future of the bays.
April 15, 2015; 8:30am to 3pm
Cambridge Innovation Center - Boston
50 Milk Street, Boston
Panelists will speak to trends and conditions of the past five to ten years relating to four topic areas: Human Uses; Water Quality; Habitats; and Wildlife.
Pre-registration (until April 3): $15; Onsite registration: $20
There are two parts to the registration process:
Thanks to support from the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network, we are offering a limited number of free registrations to citizen volunteers and graduate students upon request through the attendee survey.
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Format and Goals
The event will bring together current and potential partners of MassBays who are eager to connect with their counterpart across the region, including researchers; citizen volunteers; state, local, and federal agency representatives and officials; and environmental nonprofits.
Opening presentations will place Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay - and MassBays - into context. Four expert panels will describe conditions and trends in human uses, weather, water quality, habitat, and wildlife in the bays, and participants will be encouraged through graphic facilitation to explore the potential for connections among research and monitoring programs to inform future monitoring and assessment efforts.
Meeting outcomes will inform the MassBays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, planning mandated under the Clean Water Act to direct our work in the region.