2013 Convocation


Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF.

9:15 – 10:15 am     SESSION  ONE  (choose  A  or  B  workshop, each will include time for Q&A) 

WORKSHOP  A.      Habitat Restoration

Learn how restoring the ecological integrity of degraded habitats benefits people, plants and wildlife, and where to find potential funding sources for this work.

Jeremy Bell, Restoration Specialist, MA DFG Division of Ecological Restoration

Sara Quintal, Restoration Ecologist, Buzzards Bay Coalition

WORKSHOP  B.       Special Events Fundraising

Put the FUN back in fundraising. Hear from experts who have ‘been in the trenches’ organizing a major event. What’s involved, what works, what are the costs, what are the drawbacks? Most of all, what fun!

Maureen Coleman, Vice President, Operations, Buzzards Bay Coalition

Wendy O’Keefe, Special Events Coordinator, MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay

10:15  am             BREAK

10:30 – 10:50 am Plenary Session   IT’S  SHOWTIME!  Watch short videos about land conservation in the Cape Cod National Seashore and connecting with places around Buzzards Bay.

11:00 am – Noon  SESSION  TWO  (choose A  or  B  workshop, each will include time for Q&A)

WORKSHOP  A.      Alternative Land Protection Techniques                                       

Time to think outside the box! What options can you explore with a property owner
when a simple sale or donation of land just won’t close the deal.

Mark H. Robinson, Exec. Dir., The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

Bob Wilber, Director of Land Protection, MassAudubon

WORKSHOP  B.      Engaging New Audiences on Conservation Land

Geocaching? Outdoor art installations? Just some of the ways you can you expand
the type and number of users of your land through conservation-compatible activities.

Jennifer Kunze, Massachusetts Volunteer Reviewer for Geocaching.com

Dexter Mead, Executive Director, Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

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