The 2021 Watershed Summit

The Watershed Summit 1.0 was hosted by the Friends of Lake Warner and the Mill River. The summit lasted 4 days and consists of 16 presentations on projects and topics within the Connecticut River watersheds. Several of the case studies and projects introduced considerations and methods with the overall goal to educate the viewer on ways to preserve sister watersheds and tributaries within the Connecticut Watershed proper.

Videos from the Summit:

Day 1 – Key Note Speaker – Cheri Ruane, FSLA, Landscape Architecture Business Line Principal of Weston & Sampson a multi-regional ESOP. University of Massachusetts Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning and Harvard School of Design Graduate.
Brian Yellen, Fort River Watershed
Dan Pratt, Astarte Farm, CSA, No-till tech
Theresa Wolejko, REM, TURP, UMass EH&S–Stormwater Green Infrastructure
Masoud Hashemi, PhD, Pasture Management, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Jeremy Barker Plotkin, Owner / Simple Gifts Farm, hands-on experience w/ No-Till 
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Smith College Professor, Conservation Restriction w/ Kestrel Land Trust at the MacLeish Field 
Aliki Fornier, Connecticut Conservancy – Water Chestnut in the CT River Watershed –
Ljiljana Rajic, PhD, co-founder, CTO of 
Jason Johnson, FoLW Exec Director – mid-Keynote
Alexander Haro, PhD, USGS Movements and passage of American Eel & Lamprey
Matt Kaminsky, Silvopasture for Healthy Watershed and Soils
Ken Sprankle, Project Leader, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Diadromous Fish
Dr. Allison Ryan, Use of Barley Straw for Control of HABs
Sarah Miller & Niveen Ismail, Smith College, Best Management Practices
Jason Johnson, FoLW Executive Director

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