October 5, 2007
The City of Springfield, Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts, and U.S. Forest Service are hosting a one-day symposium to highlight green space protection and enhancement, as well as sustainable building techniques, using Springfield’s success as a regional model for other communities to follow.
The goal of the symposium is to educate tree wardens, landscape architects, town planners, DPW heads, and public officials in New England cities and towns about positive steps that can be taken to help create a
municipality that is engaged in the most cutting edge, environmentally friendly practices related to environmental planning, construction and sustainability.
Local and national experts will lead this day of seminars, including a short tour of some of Springfield’s most significant green spaces. The event will be the first of its kind in New England and is expected to
draw an enormous amount of interest. There will also be an afternoon bus tour visiting several of Springfield’s most historic and important open space sites on this afternoon tour. Registration Fee: $75.00 per person.
Speakers for this symposium include:
* Congressman Richard E. Neal, Massachusetts Second Congressional District
* Dr. John Mullin, Dean, UMass Director of the Center for Economic Development
* Dr. David Nowak, U.S. Forest Service
* Paul Fisette, UMass Dept. of Natural Resources Conservation
To register or for additional information, visit the Springfield Green City Forum.