2017 National Estuary Program Fall Tech Transfer Meeting
The 2017 Tech Transfer Meeting was a great success, with more than 80 participants over the course of three days in Boston and field trips to see stream restorations and environmental recovery in Massachusetts’ southeastern region.
A summary of the proceedings and slide presentations will be posted to this page in mid-November.
Location: EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square Boston, MA
Audience: NEP and EPA Directors, NEP and EPA staff
Security requirements: Any government-issued photo ID; metal detectors are in use
Meals: Lunch and snacks will be served, breakfast on your own
For help with payment, contact Valerie Stephan
Unless otherwise noted, programming takes place at EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square Boston)
Thursday, November 2
2 to 4 pm Regional EPA-NEP meetings (regions TBA)
4 to 5:30pm Check in & orientation
6 to 8 pm Group dinner, Wagamama Quincy Market (1 South Market Street)
6 to 8 pm Directors’ meeting, Anderson Krieger, 50 Milk Street, 21st floor, Boston
Friday, November 3
7:30 to 8:30 am Women of NEP breakfast (The Nature Conservancy, 99 Bedford Street Boston)
9 am Welcome, Introductions
Technology Transfer Program
Theme: Expanding and Strengthening Connections to Achieve Results
Format: For each topic, NEP and EPA staff will present 5-minute lightning talks describing relevant activities and results. This will be followed by discussion to generate potential cross-NEP initiatives we will consider in the final discussion, and/or a list of needs to facilitate broader implementation where relevant.
9:30 Return on investment and/or economic valuation as means for describing the value of the National Estuary Program
10:45 State of the Bays/NEPORT/CCMP integration: measuring progress toward goals
12:45pm Keynote: Reaching underserved communities & populations
1:15 Science and monitoring in the NEPs
2:15 Innovations in NEP operations
3:30 NEP themes of the future: what have we heard today?
5:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn
Saturday, November 4
9 am Welcome back, thoughts from Friday
Tech Transfer from the field
9:15 New approaches for habitat restoration
10:15 Making your administrative life easier
11:00 Practical communications
12 pm Lunch
2-3 pm Field trip: Boston Harbor waterfront walking tour
5-7 pm Science Café: The Joys of Restoration (Finch at The Boxer, 107 Merrimac Street Boston)
Sunday November 5 – 9:45 am to 4 pm field trips
Meet at The Boxer, 107 Merrimac Street, by 9:30 to collect box lunches and board vans.
- New Bedford waterfront: 32 years of environmental progress
- South Shore dam removals and restoration