The 27th Winter Workshop of the MA Congress of Lakes & Ponds Associations will be at Worcester State University. This January 25 event is a great place to learn about lake & pond management, as well as discuss challenges with other lake & pond advocates.
The 8:30 a.m. plenary session will focus on stormwater policies and legislation affecting Massachusetts lakes and ponds. Plenary speakers are State Senator Stephen Brewer (invited); State Rep. Anne Gobi; and Richard Sullivan, Secretary of the MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
Following the plenary, the COLAP meeting features five concurrent sessions on lake management techniques and a lunch break with exhibits and networking. After lunch, participants can choose from five afternoon workshops on varied topics including Great Pond Law, aquatic plants, lake ecosystems, and state grants for dam repair or removal.
The afternoon sessions will also include a slideshow about how to keep lakes and ponds healthy. This presentation by MWC’s Ed Himlan will share low-cost remedies that can prevent and fix polluted runoff.
For more details, see the 2014 Winter Workshop flyer that is available at www.macolap.org