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  • Janet Kovner
    Join us for a Mystic Research Conference........ Mystic 2010: Research Supporting Watershed Goals Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 12:30PM - 4:30PM Tufts University,
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      Join us for a Mystic Research Conference........

       

      Mystic 2010: Research Supporting Watershed Goals

      Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 12:30PM - 4:30PM
      Tufts University, Anderson Hall, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA

       

      Please join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussions of research throughout the Mystic River watershed. Presenters include researchers from Tufts University, the Army Corp of Engineers, Harvard School of Public Health, the Urban Ecology Institute, and others who will discuss water quality research, restoration and land use projects. Vice President Mary Jeka will open the session followed by presentations highlighting research occurring throughout the watershed. These presenters will be followed by a panel of experts including David Webster of the EPA, Karl Honkonen of EOEA, Pam DiBona of DCR, Patrick Johnston from the City of Everett, and Paul Kirshen of Tufts University, who will share their visions of future research in the Mystic with time for audience dialogue about these critical issues.

       

      This conference is a forum for community members, local organizations, municipal and state officials, professors and students to engage in current and future watershed research and learn about watershed issues, exchange ideas and build collaborations.

      The conference is free and open to the public. There will be time for casual networking, poster presentations, and light refreshments. An optional donation of $10 will assist in purchasing supplies for high school student water quality monitoring programs. Following the conference, participants are invited to join us for the first annual Mystic Movers and Shakers Celebration at Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center for a reception with live music, recognition of outstanding work, and a celebration of active citizenship! 

       

      Free parking is available in the Tufts' parking lot at the corner of College Ave and Talbot Ave. next to the field and behind Cohen Auditorium. http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/adminsvc/parking/medford-somerville/map_medford.html (the parking lot is blue,red, and green striped on the map). Walk one block up the hill on College Ave. and Anderson Hall is on your left hand side at the intersection of College Ave. and Boston Ave.

       
      For general directions:
       

      Sponsored by: Mystic Watershed Collaborative, a partnership between the Mystic River Watershed Association & Tufts University (including CIS, TIE, University College, UEP, the WaterSHED Center, WSSS) Supported by University College and the WaterSHED Center.


      For more information: Visit www.mysticriver.org
      R.S.V.P. call 617-627-3076 or 
      julie@...

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      Saturday April 3, 2004, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

      Tufts University, Anderson Hall, 200 College Ave, Medford, MA

      Mystic 2010:  Research Supporting Watershed Goals

      12:30  Poster Session and Registration

      12:45  Welcome and Overview

          Mary Jeka, Vice President, University Relations, Tufts University

          Lisa Brukilacchio, Community Engagement Specialist, UCCPS, Tufts University

       

      1:00    Water Quality Panel

                  Introduction

      Roger Frymire, Water Quality Monitor, MyRWA

                  Simulation Model of BMP application in the Upper Mystic River Watershed

      Jim Limbrunner, Graduate Student, Tufts University

                  Forecasting Water Quality for the Mystic River: When is it Safe to Recreate?   

      John Durant, Associate Professor, Tufts University

                     Bacterial Hot Spots in the Lower Mystic

      Julie Horowitz, Mystic Monitoring Network Director, MyRWA

                 

      2:00   Restoration and Land Use Panel

                  Introduction

       Beth Preston, Member, Committee on Water Quality (COW-Q), MyRWA

                     Aberjona Risk Assessment 

      David Senn, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health

                     Malden River Ecosystem Restoration Study

      Michael Tuttle, Study Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, N. E. District

         Salt Marsh Restoration Along Mill Creek and Chelsea River

      Tim Smith, Restoration Ecologist, Wetlands Restoration Program, MA CZM

         Open Space Priorities for the Mystic

       Nancy Hammett, Executive Director, MyRWA

                     The Natural Cities Program: Urban Ecosystem Research and Restoration

                              Aaron Toffler, Director, Natural Cities Program, Urban Ecology Institute

                             

      3:10   Poster Session

      3:30   Closing Visions: Future Needs and Research Integration

                  Moderator:  Lisa Brukilacchio, Community Engagement Specialist, Tufts University

         David Webster, Director, EPA Massachusetts State Unit 
         Karl Honkonen, Water Policy Director, MA EOEA 
         Pam DiBona, Chief of Staff, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation 
         Paul Kirshen, Research Professor, Tufts University
         Patrick Johnston, Everett Police, Marine Division, City of Everett

       

      4:20   Closing Comments

                  Nancy Hammett, Executive Director, MyRWA

       

      Sponsored by: Mystic Watershed Collaborative, a partnership between the Mystic River Watershed Association and Tufts University (including Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Urban and Environment Policy and Planning, University College of Citizenship and Public Service, WaterSHED Center, & Water: Systems, Science & Society)

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