2023 Winter Conference

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2023 Winter Conference


By SWCS Southern New England Chapter

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, March 30 · 8am - 4:30pm EDT


Campus Center, 10th floor 1 Campus Center Way Amherst, MA 01003

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

SWCS Southern New England Chapter


Thursday MARCH 30th

University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center

Amherst and Hadley Rooms (10th floor)

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for our first in-person winter conference since 2019! We're developing a program that will delve into emerging issues in water quality and explore solutions for reversing damage to our precious natural resources. Subject matter experts will discuss microplastics and PFAs, present research and provide regulatory updates.

Scroll down or visit swcssnec.org/snec-2023-winter-conference/ to see the preliminary agenda. Updates will be posted as topics and speakers are confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you there!


REGISTRATION Credit or Debit Card Only - No Checks

General Admission $125

SNEC Member $75

Full Time Student $50

SWCS Student Chapter Member $25

--> Blue Light Special $190 <--

Join the Soil & Water Conservation Society now at the $115 Conservationist level and benefit immediately by registering at the $75 SNEC Member rate! Simply select the Blue Light Special option and register - we'll handle the SWCS membership paperwork. For more information about benefits of membership (including a subscription to the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation), contact events@swcssnec.org.

Note: Blue Light Special is available only to first-time SWCS members.


  • Rain or Shine | No Refunds | Transfer Allowed
  • Lunch and coffee will be provided.
  • Registration includes presentations and access to exhibits.
  • Parking is available at the Parking Garage at the conference rate of $6.50.
  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a Smoke Free campus.

Additional information will be provided via email . This will include the agenda, links for handouts if any are provided by speakers, and parking information.

If any COVID-19 precautions will be required by UMass, that information will also be provided. There are no restrictions in place at this time (19 Jan 2023). Current Guidance for Campus Events is posted at https://www.umass.edu/coronavirus/news/current-guidance-fall-2021-events.


March 17 - final presentation added to program:

MassDEP’s Environmental Justice Initiatives to Improve Water Quality

Dr. Padmini Das (Chief, Nonpoint Source Management Program. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection)

View AGENDA as a PDF



The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society invites you to join us in our mission to promote, educate, and advance all phases of the science of conservation of soil, water and related resources. We believe that by partnering with organizations that share our goals, we can work together towards a more sustainable future.

Learn more about how to become a 2023 sponsor at https://swcssnec.org/become-a-sponsor/

SNEC extends a hearty THANK YOU to All Points Technology Corporation, our first 2023 Sponsor, and to others that support our efforts!

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

This event is supported by

Rhode Island Association of Conservation Districts



SWCS Southern New England Chapter's mission is promote, educate and advance the science of soil, water and related resources conservation. We seek vendors of products and services that can help deliver solutions.

To get a sense of the prospective audience, see lists of attendees at previous SNEC Winter Conferences:

We have use of the entire 10th floor of the Campus Center. To see a floor plan, go to https://www.umasshospitality.com/locations-capacities and click on 10th Floor Campus Center. Presentations will be in the Amherst Room. Exhibits will be in the Hadley Room. Registration, coffee and lunch buffet will be set up in the foyer.

Exhibitor Registration: $400

Includes one 6-foot table with paper drape and registration for one (1) person

Additional Exhibit Staff: $75

For more information, contact events@swcssnec.org.

About the organizer

The Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SNEC-SWCS) is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose purpose is to promote, educate and advance all phases of the science of conservation of soil, water and all related resources.  The SNEC became a Charter Chapter on December 8, 1946 by a vote of the Soil Conservation Society of America (now SWCS) at their Council Meeting in Chicago, IL.  The Chapter was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on July 27, 1981 and received IRS Tax-Exempt Status later that year.  SNEC serves the geographic area of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  A Board of Directors elected by the membership governs the Chapter.  There is an SWCS UConn Student Chapter and an SWCS UMass Amherst Student Chapter; the SNEC will subsidize 50% of SWCS Student Membership fees (UConn, UMass or SNEC).

$25 – $400