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2014 CT Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference

The 2014 CTVWQM Conference Planning Committee Welcomes You!

Friday, July 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

2014 CT Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference

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General Audience Ended Free  
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Goodwin College Student Volunteer Ended Free  

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Join us as we take part in the first statewide conference of Connecticut volunteer water quality monitors!

This exciting conference will be an opportunity for monitors of all experience levels - from those just getting started to those with years of experience - to gather, network, share and learn from each other! 

Please direct questions about the conference to
or by phone to either of the conference co-chairs:
Jacqueline Talbot, CRWC (860-704-0057) or Meghan Ruta, CT DEEP (860-424-3061)
Thank you!

2014 CT Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference

River & Stream Monitoring - From Getting Started to Growing with Intention


9:00-9:30 - Vendor & Poster Set-Up

9:30-10:00 - Registration

10:00-11:00- Welcoming Remarks & Plenary Talks

Conference Opening & Introductions
Site Host & Conference Co-Chairs

Welcoming Remarks
Bruce Morton, Goodwin College Environmental Studies Program Director

"Real Data, Real Useful"
Jon Morrison, USGS Connecticut Office Acting Chief

"Connecticut DEEP's Water Quality Monitoring & Assessment Program"
Chris Bellucci, CT DEEP Monitoring & Assessment Program Supervisor

11:00-12:15 Morning Breakout Sessions/Presentations


"CT DEEP's Three Tiered Approach: Supporting Volunteer Monitoring of Wadeable Streams & Rivers"
Meghan Ruta, CT DEEP Monitoring & Assessment Program


"Observing Dragonfly Emergence as an Indicator of Streambank Alteration"
Dr. Kirsten Martin, University of Saint Joseph


"Stream Habitat Continuity Evaluation: Culvert Assessments"
Dr. Scott Jackson, UMass Amherst


"A Regional Data/Modeling System for Identifying Resilient Streams"
Dr. Ben Letcher, USGS Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center


"New Haven Harbor Water Quality Monitoring Program"
Hollie Brandstatter, Southern CT State University


"Monitoring the Health of the Shepaug River (Roxbury/Washington)"
Gary Steinman, Roxbury Conservation Commission/Shepaug River Assoc.


12:15-1:20 Lunch & Poster Mingle

Attendees are encouraged to bring a poster overviewing their monitoring program. 
Posters do not need to be formal scientific posters - 'casual' posters are welcome!
If you plan to bring a poster to share please let us know so we can save a display board for you!

*Please bring a brown bag lunch or cash to purchase food from the college cafeteria.

1:20-2:35 Afternoon Breakout Sessions/Presentations

"Bacteria Monitoring: From Poop to Nuts"
Jane Brawerman, CT River Coastal Conservation District

Alisa Phillips-Griggs, Farmington River Watershed Association
Judy Rondeau, Eastern CT Conservation District

"Integrating Freshwater Mussel Reporting Into Your Water Quality Monitoring Program"
Laura Saucier, CT DEEP Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area

"Watershed Data Management"
Joseph Hovious, Pootatuck River Watershed Association
Timothy Wasielewski, Advanced Environmental Interface

"Mapping Sediment Trace Metal Contamination with Undergrads in the Park River (Hartford)"
Dr. Jonathan Gourley, Trinity College

"Water Quality Monitoring in the Latimer Brook Watershed (East Lyme/Norwich, CT)"
Donald Danilla, John P. Jasper, & Judy Rondeau, Niantic River Watershed Committee

2:40-3:00 - Afternoon Refreshments & Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion

Working Together to Strengthen CT's Water Quality Monitoring Network:
Strategies to Foster Future Connections and Collaboration

3:00 - Closing Remarks/Conference Adjourn


Please help us reduce the environmental impact of this event! 

Please bring your own reusable mug, water bottle, plate and utensils.

Attendees are encouraged to carpool; please see the list of registered attendees below for options. 

Thank you in advance!

Have questions about 2014 CT Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference? Contact The 2014 CTVWQM Conference Planning Committee Welcomes You!
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When & Where

Goodwin College
195 Riverside Dr
East Hartford, CT 06118

Friday, July 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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The 2014 CTVWQM Conference Planning Committee Welcomes You!

Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs:
The CT River Watershed Council
CT Dept. of Energy & Environ. Protection 

Additional Planning Committee Members:
CT River Coastal Conservation District
Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
Farmington River Watershed Association
Housatonic Valley Association
Niantic River Watershed Committee
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
The Last Green Valley

A special thank you to our partner Goodwin College for hosting this special event!

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