EBC Dam Management Program: Funding & Permitting Your Dam Removal & Repair Project


Date: November 19, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Bowditch & Dewey, LLP –

This EBC Dam Management Program will focus on the financial resources offered by state and federal funding sources to dam owners and project sponsors that are seeking to implement dam repair and removal projects.  A discussion of the necessary permitting and compliance pathways to advance such projects will follow.

A question and answer panel discussion between presenters and attendees will take place following the presentations.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Funding and Permitting Your Dam Removal and Repair Project


Program Chair:

  • Andrea Judge, PE, Project Manager, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program and Municipal Vulnerability

  • William W. Hinkley, Program Administrator, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, State of Massachusetts

Dam Removal Funding Through the DER – The Priority Project Process

  • Nick Wildman, CERP, Dam Removal Practice Lead, Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration

Dam Upgrade and Major Flood Control through FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP, PDM, FMA)

  • Sarah J. White, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Leesville Pond Dam Repairs – Reducing the Risk at a Poor Condition Dam through the Dam and Seawall Program

  • Shawn King, EIT, Project Engineer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Permitting Your Dam Repair or Removal Projects

  • Andrea Judge, PE, Project Manager, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Attendee List

Timothy Blair, Weston & Sampson, Engineers Project Engineer
Maryalice Fischer, Low Impact Hydropower Institute
Tory (Victoria) Fletcher, Milone & MacBroom, Sr. Regulaotry Specialist
Bill Grafton, Town of Marshfield, Conservation Administrator
Dave Henkels, Town of Townsend, Conservation Agent
Melvin Higgins, Weston & Sampson, Engineers Senior Environmental Scientist
Chris Hirsch, Neponset River Watershed Association, Environmental Scientist
Ryan Lizewski, VHB, Water Resource Engineer
Mia McDonald, Town of Northborough, Conservation Agent
Christopher Palmer, Weston & Sampson, Geotechnical Project Manager
Carley Przystac, DER, Ecological Restoration Engineer
Derek Schipper, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Senior Project Manager
Chris Stockwell, SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC, Chief of Project Development
Chad Sumner, SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC, Managing Principal
Jon-Eric, White City of Newburyport, City Engineer

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

The available presentations from the EBC Dam Management Program – Funding and Permitting Your Dam Removal and Repair Project completed on November 19, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Funding and Permitting Your Dam Removal and Repair Project

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