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April 14, 2015 – Solutions to Nitrogen Pollution: Solving the Cranberry Puzzle
Most of the Bay’s nitrogen pollution comes from wastewater, including septic systems and wastewater treatment plants. But there’s another piece of the nitrogen pollution puzzle that’s been harder to pinpoint: cranberry bogs. Now, new research is beginning to help scientists, cranberry growers, and decision makers better understand the amount of nitrogen flowing in and out of cranberry bogs.
- Solutions to Nitrogen Pollution: Solving the Cranberry Puzzle – Rachel Jakuba, Buzzards Bay Coalition; Chris Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Carolyn DeMoranville, UMass Cranberry Station; Kirby Gilmore, Gilmore Cranberry Company
May 20, 2014 – Conversations: Talking about Nitrogen Pollution with Constituents, Customers, and the Community
This workshop provided participants with successful strategies for communicating essential information about nitrogen pollution, addressing misinformation, and using language that everyone can understand.
- Cape Cod 208 Water Quality Management Plan Summary – Scott Horsley, Horsley Witten Group
- Case Study: Educating Residents about Nitrogen Pollution – Wendy Cullum, Michel Cullum Associates, Inc
April 30, 2014 – Construction and Clean Water: Keeping Clean Water in Your Community
Participants learned innovative techniques for meeting stormwater requirements, protecting marine resources, and managing green spaces.
- Solving the Stormwater Management Puzzle – Joe Costa, Buzzards Bay National Estuary Project
- Clean Water Landscaping – Mike Talbot, Talbot Ecological Land Care
- Water Quality and Shellfish Areas – Neil Churchill, Mass Dept. of Fish & Game
April 16, 2014 – Construction and Clean Water: Building Techniques and Technologies that Protect Clean Water
Presenters shared details on the latest techniques and technologies for protecting clean water in residential or commercial development.
- The Toolbox for Clean Water Construction – Rob Roseen, Geosyntec Consulting
- Rain Garden Installation and Maintenance – Kate Venturini, University of Rhode Island
- Case Study of a Shared Septic System – Mike Moreau and Lauren Usilton, J&R Sales and Service
April 2, 2014 – Construction and Clean Water: How to Plan for Clean Water in Real Estate Development
Participants found out how to protect clean water when planning development at all scales from a single home to an entire community.
- Thinking about Clean Water and Development – Anne Kitchell, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
- Strategies for Urban Development: The Blue Cities Approach and Case Studies – Pallavi Kalia Mande, Charles River Watershed Association
- Strategies for Suburban and Rural Communities – Kurt Gaertner, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
March 5, 2014 – Approval and Performance of Nitrogen-Reducing Septic Systems
Participants learned about the state approval process for advanced septic systems and guidance on managing shared systems.
- The approval process for nitrogen-removing technologies – Claire Golden, Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
April 3, 2013 – Solutions to Nitrogen Pollution: Planning and Funding Solutions
This workshop shared examples of comprehensive planning and innovative funding on the local, state, and regional scale, which are essential for making a cost-effective cleanup happen.
- The Process and Implications of Regional Wastewater Planning – Paul Niedzwiecki, Cape Cod Commission
- Maryland Bay Restoration Fund – Jag Khuman, Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration
- Comprehensive Wastewater Planning in Your Town – Dr. Bob Duncanson, Chatham Department of Health and the Environment
March 20, 2013 – Solutions to Nitrogen Pollution: Technology Solutions
This workshop shared the latest research and innovative projects for addressing sources of nitrogen pollution from the landscape including lawns, farms, and stormwater. The workshop included a field visit to the UMass Cranberry Station research bogs.
- Managing the Watershed-Reducing Nutrients in Stormwater Runoff – Rich Claytor, Horsley Witten Group
- Nitrogen in Cranberry Agriculture – Carolyn DeMoranville, UMass Cranberry Station
- Best Management Practices for Reducing Nutrients From Landscaping – Cormac Collier, Nantucket Land Council
March 6, 2013 – Solutions to Nitrogen Pollution: Technology Solutions
This workshop shared the latest innovations in reducing nitrogen in wastewater at all scales: municipal, neighborhood, and home. The workshop included a field visit to the West Island Treatment Plant in Fairhaven.
- Innovations in Onsite Wastewater Treatment – Brian Baumgaertel, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment
- Nitrogen Removal from Municipal Wastewater – Amy Lowell, Falmouth Wastewater Department
April 5, 2012 – Restoring the Bay’s Natural Resources: Making Restoration Happen
This session included lectures offering practical advice about implementing restoration projects and a site visit to the UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham.
- Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration in Massachusetts – Tim Purinton, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
- Making It Happen: Practical Advice for Project Implementation – Nick Wildman, Priority Projects Coordinator, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
- Nuts and Bolts of Restoration Implementation – Martha Craig Rheinhardt, Coastal Restoration Project Manager, Cape Cod Conservation District
March 22, 2012 – Restoring the Bay’s Natural Resources: Restoration and the Community
This session included lectures on community support and stakeholder involvement in restoration projects and a site visit to Little Sippewissett Marsh in Falmouth.
- Restoration in the Community – David Gould, Town of Plymouth
- Mud Pits, Flooding, and Wildlife: Community Concerns and the Dam Removal Process – Beth Lambert, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
- Nurturing and Sustaining Public Support in Tidal Restoration – Jeremy Bell, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
March 1, 2012 – Restoring the Bay’s Natural Resources: Why Restore
This session included lectures on the value of restoring habitats and a site visit to the Acushnet Sawmill.
- Why Restore Coastal Habitats? – David M. Burdick, University of New Hampshire Department of Natural Resources & the Environment