The Commission’s regular annual conference on nonpoint source pollution had plenty of competition this spring, as it was joined by four other events not always on the annual calendar.
- NEIWPCC played the lead role in organizing a conference for aquatic biologists in the Northeast. Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Feb. 27 – March 1. MORE
- The Commission last held its Onsite Short Course for septic and other onsite professionals in 2016. This year’s was in Groton, Conn., April 2 – 4. MORE
- The 30th Nonpoint Source Conference included sessions on erosion of rural roads and coastal nutrient management. Portsmouth, N.H., April 18 – 19. MORE
- Every two years, the Commission’s JETCC staff holds the North Country Convention to bring training resources to northern Maine. Presque Isle, April 24 – 25. MORE
- The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program’s third and final workshop in a series about the bay’s watershed focused on the Blackstone River branch of the estuary. Worcester, April 29. MORE
The triennial Onsite and biennial North Country events rarely occur in the same year, while the Blackstone event was a one-time follow-up on the release of a comprehensive report on the health of the Narragansett watershed.