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Fall Conference 2017 — The New MACC Academy

We're “changing course” this year at Fall Conference!

Please join us October 28th at the beautiful and historic Publick House in Sturbridge for the NEW MACC Academy!

Catch up on your training in the Fundamentals, learn how to obtain funding from the state for Climate Vulnerability Preparedness projects in your community, or take new classes in peer reviews, permitting projects in floodplains, or wetlands enforcement. There will be something of interest for everyone—whether you are new on a Conservation Commission, new to MACC, a consultant, an attorney, or a volunteer, you will find valuable courses in wetlands-related issues as well as a great networking opportunity.

Guest Speaker
Kathleen Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change at EEA, will discuss climate vulnerability preparedness funding that EEA recently provided to 71 municipalities across the Commonwealth. Find out how your community can apply for EEA funding.

Contact or 617-489-3930

This year we are offering eight (8) units of Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners so you can start, or possibly complete, your certificate training.

We're also launching our newest unit, Unit 207-Fundamentals of Wetlands Enforcement. In addition, we have two (2) new workshops taught by local experts: Peer Reviews: When, Why, and How to Hire Outside Consultants, and Rivers Beyond their Banks: Reviewing and Permitting Projects in Rivers and Floodplains.

All morning/afternoon classes run concurrently and are 2.5 hours in duration; attend one unit or workshop in the morning and a different one in the afternoon.

Shop our MACC publications table with selections perfect for the beginner, hobbyist and experienced naturalist. Our handbook, field guides, manuals and regulations will all be available for purchase.

Fundamentals Training Program
Directions to the Publick House


*Register online by 10/26        *Walk-in's welcome the day of the conference. (Walk-in's must pay at the door) Cash, Check, Credit Card

General Attendees
Register online HERE

Sponsor Levels & Exhibit Pricing

Sponsors ONLY
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Exhibitors ONLY
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pay before you attend policy
Registration and Cancellation Policy


8:00 Registration Open: Coffee and Refreshments; Visit Exhibit Booths
8:50 Move to Classrooms; 1st Period Begins
10:15 Morning Break (20 minutes)
11:50 First Period Ends
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Guest Speaker
1:00 Move to Classrooms; 2nd Period Begins
2:30 Afternoon Break (20 minutes)
4:15 Second Period Ends; Networking and Social Hour Begin

download a printable version of the agenda          Agenda-at-a-Glance

Networking & Social Hour

Join us at the Social Hour (cash bar) to network, catch up with colleagues, and continue conversations with the instructors and others in Ebenezer's Tavern at the Publick House.

2016 fall Conference photos:


DCR's Service Forestry Program exhibiting at last year's Managing Massachusetts Forests: Conservation, Stewardship & Regulation Conference. Browse our 2016 photo gallery.

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Featured Members

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)
10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617) 489 - 3930
Fax: (617) 489 - 3935
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