Friday, May 6, 2005
Conference to look at future of the SUASCO watershed
The Sudbury-Assabet-Concord (SUASCO) Eighth Annual River Visions conference will take place on Wednesday, May 11 in Hudson. "The State of the Watershed" panel will present current information about water quality, water quantity and flow, land protection, habitat and diversity, and growth and development trends in the SUASCO watershed area. A five-year action plan identifies priority issues within the watershed, which extends from Lowell to Hopkinton and from Lincoln to Bolton, and actions needed to address the watershed's environmental health. The main speaker at the conference is James Stergios, Undersecretary for Policy at the MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, who will discuss the state's use of the Watershed Action Plan.
SUASO Watershed Community Council is a community based alliance "working together to promote the sustainable economic and environmental well being of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers and the land surrounding rhem. Membership includes representatives from municipalities, state and federal government environmental organizations, businesses and concerned citizens. River Visions is open to the public, as is membership in the council.
More information about the River Visions conference may be obtained by calling 1-978-461-0735. Persons wishing to attend should show up at Intel Massachusetts in Hudson at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 for registration and the conference. The on-site registration fee, which includes a buffet dinner, is $30. FAX contact for SUASCO is 978-461-4771.
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