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EBC Professional Development Program Series: Wetlands Protection Act for the Ascending Professional – An Advanced Introduction

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02110

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

This EBC Ascending Professionals program is the third in our continuing series of permitting programs for environmental industry professionals. Wetlands Protection Act for the Ascending Professional will give you an advanced overview of the Wetlands Protection Act, how it interacts with local bylaws, when it applies, and how the various applications work. We will also discuss the resources available to applicants and consultants and how to work with your local conservation agent and MassDEP most effectively. Stacy Minihane and Scott Smyers from the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists will provide practitioner tips and tricks for perfecting your notice of intent and approaching the wetlands approval process strategically. Come expand your skill set and learn either a new area of the environmental field or pick up some more advanced tips on how to smooth the process for your next filing.

Final Agenda – Professional Development Program Series – Wetlands Protection Act for the Ascending Professional – An Advanced Introduction

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.



Program Chair:

  • Valerie Moore, Chair, EBC Ascending Professionals Committee; Associate, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Speaker Agenda:

The Wetlands Protection Act: An Advanced Introduction

  • Nancy Lin, Outreach & Training Manager, Wetlands Circuit Rider Coordinator, Environmental Analyst, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Stacy Minihane, Senior Associate, Beals and Thomas, Inc.; Secretary, Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists
  • Scott Smyers, Vice President, Oxbow Associates, Inc.; President, Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists

Following the Speaker Presentations will be ample time for Q&A.


Program Details

Registration, Networking: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

Attendee List

Emily Alderton BSC Group Wetland Scientist
Erin Barry EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Geologist
Dan Bourque Bohler Engineering Assistant Project Manager
Malwina Burzec Boston University Regulatory Lawyer (Job Seeker)
Anthony Damiano GZA GeoEnvironmental Environmental Scientist I
Jack Elsey Tufts University PhD Student
Ben Griffith Normandeau Associates Wetland Biologist
Chrissy Hopps N/A N/A
Danielle Iuliucci GES Project Scientist
Rishabh Iyer TRC Environmental Engineer
Allie Kauffman Jacobs Coastal Engineer
Kelan Koncewicz VHB Environmental Scientist
Nora Kusaka Herrero Bohler Engineering Jr. Design Engineer
David Lyons Anderson Kreiger LLP Associate
Ellie McLane ERM Project Geologist
Doug McPherson Arborjet Inc. Technical Specialist
Zachary Pierce Roux Associates Engineering Co-op
Michael Stroman MassDEP Program Chief, Wetlands
Kyle Varela Roux Associates Staff Engineer