2017 NRWA Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA

Keynote: David Vallee, Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center on "Climate Trends in New England and Their Impact on River Flood Behavior"

The Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public to join us at our 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. Our keynote speaker will be David Vallee, the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center, which provides detailed water resource and life-saving flood forecasting services to National Weather Service Forecast Offices, and the hundreds of federal, state and local water resource entities throughout the Northeast and New York. David has worked for the National Weather Service for 28 years, and has extensive experience leading hydro-meteorological forecast and warning operations and directing weather research and training programs. David served as the NWS lead investigator with the SUNY Albany, on a multi-year project on Land Falling Tropical Cyclones in the Northeastern U.S. which improved the forecasting of heavy precipitation associated with these cyclones. His outreach and education work on the behavior of New England Hurricanes has included many appearances on local radio and T.V. networks as well as the Weather Channel, the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. David has been the recipient of numerous regional and national awards including the prestigious National Isaac Cline Award for Leadership.

NRWA will present its 2017 NRWA Conservation and Education Awards that evening. This year's Environmental Education Award will be presented to Chris Picone, Ph.D., biology and chemistry professor at Fitchburg State University, for his vision of a sustainable future and his creativity in using experiential education to introduce his students at Fitchburg State University to the open spaces and waterways in the Nashua River watershed. The Brookline Conservation Commission, the Nissitissit River Land Trust, and the Piscataquog Land Conservancy will be honored with our Land and Water Conservation Award for the successful “Nissitissit River Project” to conserve keystone properties with 78 priority acres of forest, agricultural fields, and wetlands that added to the permanently protected greenway in the Nashua River watershed. And the Association’s business supporters will be recognized for their valuable role in our ongoing work.

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsors Devens Enterprise Commission and SUEZ.

The meeting begins with social time, a chance to mingle with NRWA Directors, NRWA staff, other members and friends. The evening includes dessert, the business meeting (election of officers and directors--view 2017-18 Slate), awards, and the keynote address. Ticket price for dessert and coffee is $20 per person. As always, the business meeting and speaking portions of the evening can be attended at no charge. Reservations are required; RSVP deadline is October 25th. Make reservations online today or by calling NRWA at (978) 448-0299. We hope you can join us!

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