2021 Summer Meeting –
Urban Soils & Environmental Justice Panel Discussion

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2021 Annual Summer Meeting

Join the Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for a virtual panel discussion concerning the current status of our often-overlooked urban soils. 

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 We will look for opportunities to enhance the functions and values of these soils with emphasis on benefits to the human environment in the context of environmental justice. We plan to address urban soil reconnaissance, regeneration, and how our relationship to the soil informs our use of this resource. Our overall goal is to spark a discussion about the environmental justice movement and explore strategies to enlist all levels of stakeholders in urban soil restoration and utilization.

Following our panelist presentations, we will have time for a guided Q&A session before moving into the SWCS Southern New England Chapter Annual Meeting. In this meeting (open to all attendees) we will announce the results of our 2021-22 Board of Directors Election, reflect on the past year, and discuss our goals for the future of the Chapter.

Tickets:
$10 Students | $20 SWCS Members | $25 General Admission

Agenda

10am – Introductions & Topic Overview
10:15am – Panelist Presentations
  11am – Guided Q&A
  11:30am – SNEC Annual Meeting

EnviroCert Credits

The Southern New England Chapter’s 2021 Annual Summer Meeting Urban Soils & Environmental Justice panel discussion and Q&A session is approved by EnviroCert International, Inc. for professional development hours (PDH). 

Every fifty (50) minutes of contact or participation time will earn one (1) PDH. PDHs can be documented via a copy of your attendance record. Our panel will provide 90 minutes of discussion.

Event Details

The panel will be moderated by Denise Savageau, whose impressive roles in the conservation community include President of the Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts, Chair of the Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation, and board member of the National Association of Conservation Districts and Chair of Northeast Region among several other positions.

Our panelists:
Sara Shostak  Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University
Thomas L. Morgart  State Conservationist, Connecticut NRCS
Cassius Spears  Member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe & President of the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Districts

SNEC 2021 Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining us to discuss the past year at SNEC! We recapped our 2020-2021 events, internship program, and our 2021 goals in effect. We then looked forward to our next year’s event calendar, our newly elected Board of Directors, and set goals for our upcoming year.


Contact us at info@swcssnec.org for more information! 

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