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Saturday March 26, 2011
from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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URI Memorial Union, Kingston Campus
50 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

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8th Annual Land and Water Conservation Summit

Register Now!Early Registration Ends March 4

$40 before March 4              $ 55 after March 4

Registration includes breakfast and lunch

Online registration ends March 18 and is limited to 300 attendees so dont wait, register early!

Refund Policy: registrations may be canceled until march 18 for a fee of $5. 
No refunds after March 18.

Program Schedule
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7:45 – 8:30            Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30        Welcome  -  Emcee:  Peter August, URI Natural Resource Science Dept.                                                     Keynote  - Steve Sloan – Boston Director - Trustees of Reservations
                                 Connecting People to Place and Your Conservation Mission

9:30 – 10:20       Business Meetings  -  Networking  -  Visit Exhibits
9:30 – 9:50           Business Meetings:  - RI Land Trust Council                                                                                                                  - RI Association of Conservation Commissions

10:20 – 11:30       Session I  Workshops  –  Your choice from 9 offered

11:30 – 11:45                        Break  -  Networking  -  Visit Exhibits

11:45 – 12:55        Session II  Workshops  –  Your choice from 9 offered

12:55 – 2:30     Lunch, Legislative Briefing & Awards
                          - Senator Sosnowski –
Chair, Environment & Agriculture Committee
                          - Representative Handy –
Chair, Environment & Natural Resources Committee
- Peter Merritt Award & Blueways Stewardship Award

2:45 – 4:00            Session III  Workshops – Your choice from 9 offered

Workshop Schedule
Workshop schedule

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The Land and Water Conservation Summit is an annual day long conference held on a Saturday in March. Developed to meet the needs of land trusts, watershed organizations and municipal conservation commissions, the Summit offers dozens of hands-on workshops designed to enhance technical and organizational effectiveness. Workshops are taught by experts from throughout Rhode Island and cover topics essential for watershed management, land conservation, and organizational development.

Since it began in 2004, the Summit has annually attracted over 300 leaders from throughout Rhode Island for a day of learning and networking. Local conservation leaders come from all walks of life - banking, industry, academia - and are preeminent leaders from throughout the state. The Summit presents an unsurpassed opportunity to network with people who are both passionate about the state's natural resources and outstanding community and state leaders.

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For more information about becoming a sponsor, getting a table, or posting your ad in our program please click here or contact:

  • Lesley Lambert - Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. 401-874-6482,