Down by the River (Conway, NH)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 8:00am – 3:00pm Save to Calendar

An educational tour through the Saco River Watershed




Off Site

This program will not be held at the Wells Reserve. See program description for exact location.

Full day workshop in the Saco River Watershed, featuring classroom sessions in the morning, followed hands-on live interactive field station in the afternoon. Topics include storm water management, vegetation establishment, sustainable shorelines and more!

  • Option 1: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Conway Public Library (Conway, NH)
  • Option 2: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, David & Doris Hastings Community Center (Fryeburg, ME)
  • Option 3: Thursday, October 21, 2021, University of New England (Biddeford, ME)

Agenda (Download Agenda here)

  • Keynote: Jim Innes, Saco District Ranger, United States Forest Service, Conway, NH
  • The Saco Watershed -- A Resilient Working Watershed, Christine Feurt, Wells Reserve, Wells, ME and Emily Greene, University of New England, Biddeford, ME
  • Protecting Shorelines in the Watershed, Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC; Hanrahan Environmental, LLC, Topsham Me
  • Field Sessions: Six Rotating small group demonstrations
    • Soil Testing and Vegetation Establishment Sandy House; Profile Products; Buffalo Grove, IL
    • Understanding River and Stream Flows John MacLaine; Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Augusta, ME
    • Best Practices for Stormwater Management Rob Woodman; Ferguson Waterworks; Gorham, ME
    • Temporary and Permanent Erosion Control Protection Rob Lawson; North American Green; Evansville, IN
    • Erosion & Sediment Control in the Watershed Jack Eaton; Certified Erosion Control of New Hampshire; Goffstown, NH
    • Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Control in the Watershed (Biddeford only) Addie Halligan; Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Augusta, ME
    • Streambank and Slope Protection (Conway & Fryeburg only) Bill Yaffa; BMT Commodity Corporation; New York, NY

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