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Month: December 2016

2016 Winter Conference – Swamp Things

2016 Winter Conference –
Swamp Things

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    Eversource Energy – Millstone Line Separation Project, Waterford, CT / Photo Credit: Devleena Ghosh-Brower, Tighe & Bond, Inc.
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    National Grid – Line 015S, East Longmeadow, MA / Photo Credit: Katy Wilkins, Tighe & Bond, Inc.

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    Installation of composite Mabey Mats – Warwick, RI / Photo Credit: Jeff Peterson, VHB
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    Mabey DuraBase® Mats being installed on a jobsite in Mickelton, NJ. After the mats are removed, vegetation springs back / Photo Credit: Julia Delligatti, Mabey Inc.

SWAMP THINGS (2016 Winter Conference)

*** S O L D   O U T !! ***

F R I D A Y   1 1   M A R C H   2016

AGENDA (pdf)  –   SPEAKERS (pdf)


Publick House Historic Inn – Sturbridge, MA


Eversource, Tighe & Bond, National Grid, Mabey Inc and VHB are confirmed participants.

Eversource Energy – Millstone Line Separation Project, Waterford, CT / Photo Credit: Devleena Ghosh-Brower, Tighe & Bond, Inc.

Conference Resources:

Speaker Biographies





SWCS is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization.  The Southern New England Chapter is currently funded entirely by event income, membership dues (< $500/year) and sponsorship.  FY 2016 is a rebuilding year for the SNEC, so we decided to aim high in our request for financial support, so that we can both put on a quality event and pursue other ways of serving our members.

The response was incredible!  Combined with selling out, we raised enough to definitely fund another training event in 2016 in addition to our annual Summer Meeting.


National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast.  Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions.  In addition, National Grid offers energy efficiency solutions for businesses in all of its service territories.  See how you can save energy, and improve your business.

Thank you for your EARLY BIRD contributions, BRONZE Sponsors!!

Thank you,
BRONZE Sponsor

Thank you as well to our SUPPORTER

CT and MA FORESTERS:  Credits Assigned
Thank you, Chris Martin & Dave Kittredge, for setting this up.

SWAMP THINGS was approved for 1.5  Continuing Education Units for CT Certified Forest Practitioners.

The MA Forester Licensing Board approved SWAMP THINGS for 5 “CATEGORY 1” Continuing Forestry Education credits.

If you did not pick up your Certificate of Attendance, please contact Christine at and specify which state(s).

Timber “swamp” mats have been used for decades on forestry and linear energy projects to facilitate low-impact, temporary equipment access across wetlands and waterways.  Composite material products emerged more recently and continue to be developed.  Environmental regulations governing temporary wetland crossings in southern New England are evolving; requirements for the same project may vary by location.

SWAMP THINGS brought together regional experts in the fields of energy transmission management, wetland crossing construction and environmental regulation to describe how wetland crossings are designed, permitted, constructed and restored.  Manufacturers and suppliers of timber and composite mat systems exhibited and promoted their products as solutions to access issues.  State-agency foresters discussed BMPs to protect water quality.

The conference program also included an exam review session for Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control®.  For information about the CPESC® Program (including links to the Certification Portal to apply on-line for professional certification), go to

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