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Deadline to register for the NEAEB meeting without a late fee is this Friday March 14th!

20140313NEAEBT-ShirtDon’t miss the upcoming New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB) meeting coming to the Hilton and ECHO Aquarium in Burlington March 26th-28th! Be sure to register by this Friday March 14th to not incur late fees with your registration. Click here to register now!

The purpose of the Clean Water Act is to protect and restore the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. However, that is easier said than done! There is so much complexity in achieving that goal and it involves so many different people all working toward the same goal. The NEAEB meeting is a forum where folks from around the region working in the field come together to exchange ideas, projects, research and technology.

To see what is on the agenda and who is presenting visit the NEAEB website at http://www.epa.gov/region1/neaeb2014/index.html

The meeting has several concurrent technical sessions, a poster session at the ECHO Aquarium and Science Center, stimulating plenary sessions and a SLAM session filled with lightening talks to be followed by a breakout session to discuss the topics presented in more detail in an informal setting. In addition, there are exhibits by various professional organizations that provide services and technology in support of water resource management. The Thursday night banquet is a good opportunity to mingle with others in the field while listening to a live local band play. For those of you interested in macroinvertebrate taxonomy, you’ll not want to miss the Friday Bugathon. In addition, there is a free workshop on adapting to climate change hosted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. So, there is a little something for everyone at NEAEB this year!

All generations of water resource professionals are encouraged to attend. Don’t miss your opportunity to mix it up with the Legacy generation to hear their stories of how it was to be the first figuring out how to implement the goals of the Clean Water Act back in the 1970s. How did they do that without computers or smart phones? This generation is also known for their enthusiasm on the dance floor at the Thursday night banquet!

The 2014 New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB) Annual Conference is being hosted by the Watershed Management Division, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation with assistance from the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

We hope to see you there!

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