Not only is the MSMCP Annual Meeting our biggest networking event of the year, it is when all of our members vote Board of Directors appointments and when the Board of Directors vote on organizational directives, budgetary issues, and bylaw amendments. The Annual Meeting typically features a couple of dynamic speakers, a delicious catered lunch, and an opportunity to meet colleagues from around the state. We try to host the Annual Meeting in a location accessible to all and try to find a venue that offers outdoor exploration opportunities during breaks.
MSMCP Virtual Annual Meeting
Wednesday June 23, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Since our annual meeting will be held by Zoom, and since we are all suffering from Zoom fatigue, we decided to keep it short and focus on the bright moments that have kept us all going. Please join us and please consider coming prepared to share an inspiring moment, a cheerful story, a fun photo, and artistic inspiration, a favorite COVID “vacation”, or anything else that brought you joy and might inspire or bring joy to others. We are hoping to have anyone who wishes to share for up to 2 minutes. We will enable screen sharing so dig out that fun photo or your latest Haiku! We will also have a brief business meeting, an update on wetland permitting in the time of COVID, and a challenging round of MSMCP Conservation Jeopardy. Click here for the agenda and registration.
You are AWESOME , You are BUSY and We NEED to get Together (virtually..)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join other Municipal Conservation Professionals to network and hear updates on Covid Orders affecting Conservation Commissions, and Covid pending legislation. In the afternoon, we’ll head into virtual breakout rooms to discuss Land Stewardship in the time of Covid, New Agents Q & A, Wetland Permitting Rapid Fire, Women in the Field, and more! A full listing of the workshops and descriptions and registration form can be found here.
This is a free event but online registration is required.Limited to 90 participants! Hope to virtually see you there!
The 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. This is a beautiful venue and we had a productive and enjoyable day.
Event Flier here: 2019 annual meeting flyer 2
The 2018 Annual Meeting was held on May 16th in Grafton. It focused on computer applications and included: the NHESP Vernal Pool and Rare Species Information System, FEMA Firmettes and Mapping, MassGIS and Oliver, Climate Change and Bylaws, Stewardship Monitoring with the Trustees, and more.
The 2017 Annual Meeting was again held at Mass Wildlife’s Headquarters in Westborough and was on May 3rd. We networked and learned helpful techniques for handling wetland administration and land management issues. The meeting focused on municipal and MA DEP enforcement, bumblebees, and DFW’s new trail policy.
Annual Meeting Presentations/Materials: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3hy3PMMdK82bHptU1ljVnAzTEk?usp=sharing
The 2016 Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, April 20 at MassWildlife’s new headquarters in Westborough and it was a big success. We are in the process of collecting electronic resources from the speakers. As we receive them, links to their talks will be displayed here.
Massachusetts State Wildlife Action Plan:
The 2015 Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, April 15 at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester. The focus of this year’s Annual Meeting was Land Management. Download the speaker presentations from Dropbox here.