Event to be One of the Largest Gatherings of Environmentalists in New England
WORCESTER, Massachusetts -- Hundreds of environmentalists and conservationists from across the state will gather in Worcester on Saturday, March 27, 2010, for the 20th Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. Governor Deval Patrick will be the featured speaker, along with Wesley Ward, vice president of The Trustees of Reservations, and Bob Wilber, chair of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. The conference will provide training and networking opportunities for volunteers, local and state officials, nonprofit staff and others working to protect the Commonwealth’s open spaces, natural landscapes and historic landmarks.
WHAT: The 20th Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference, co-sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations’ Putnam Conservation Institute and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. The conference will feature more than 30 workshops on topics ranging from: involving young people in land conservation to tools for protecting farmland and growing your membership in tough economic times. This year's theme is The Next Generation–how will land conservation change over the next 30 years? The registration fee for the daylong conference is $62 ($20 for students), and individuals interested in attending can register at www.massconservation.org.
WHERE: Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA
WHEN: 8AM to 4PM. Remarks will begin at 9AM and will conclude at approximately 9:50AM
WHO: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
The Trustees of Reservations Vice President Wesley Ward
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition Chair Bob Wilber
The Trustees of Reservations, founded in 1891 by Charles Elliott, is the oldest statewide land conservation organization in Massachusetts. It is supported by more than 100,000 members who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them for current and future generations. The Trustees own and care for more than 100 spectacular reservations on 26,000 acres across Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands. Learn more at www.thetrustees.org.
The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition (MLTC) is a voluntary association of land trusts founded to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, increase the effectiveness of land trusts working with the state and environmental agencies, and promote high professional standards. The MLTC counts over 130 organizations as Members and Friends, including land trusts, watershed associations, open space committees, and advocacy groups. Visit our website at www.massland.org.