Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, March 22, 2011, Hartford

Mar 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story

The Park River runs through part of the University of Hartford campus, where 'Water on our Doorstep' is taking place.

Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, takes place all day at March 22, 2011, at the Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford.

The schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:30  Registration

9:30-10 a.m. Welcome

• Walter Harrison, President, University of Hartford
•  Sherry Buckberrough, Organizer, Water on Our Doorstep

10:00-11:45  Park River Watershed History

•  Imaging the Park Watershed—Hudson River School and Daniel Wadsworth, Nancy Noble, Adjunct Professor of Art History, University of Hartford and University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• A River Choked by Urbanization Andrew Walsh, Associate Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College
•  Legacy of the Clean Water Act, Roger Reynolds, Senior Staff Attorney,  Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Moderator –Elizabeth Normen, Publisher, Connecticut Explored, formerly The Hog River Journal

11:45 a.m. -2 p.m.  Lunch – student poster sessions and exhibition at Mortensen Library, Univ. of Hartford

•  Public Education Projects – Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School
• Water Quality Research – Trinity College; CCSU; and Univ of Hartford

2 p.m.-3:45   The Park River Watershed Now

• Neighborhood Stormwater – Dr. Joseph Bushey, P.E., Univ. of CT, Storrs
• North Park Watershed Current Conditions – Erik Mas, P.E., Fuss & O’Neill with project participant Dr. Gourley, Trinity College Environmental Science
• Art and Ecology in the Park River Watershed, Sherry Buckberrough and Mary Pelletier

Moderator: Katharine Owens, Assistant Professor of Politics and Government, Univ. of Hartford

3:45-4:00  Break

4 p.m.-5:30   Future of the Watershed

• North Park Watershed Plan Implementation – MaryAnn Nusom Haverstock,  Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, CT DEP
• Park River within Hartford — Roger O’Brien, Director of Planning, City of Hartford
• MDC improvements to the North Park River— Robert Moore, P.E., Chief  Administrative Officer, The Metropolitan District Moderator: Michael Crosbie – Chair, Architectural Engineering Technology Dept. Univ. of Hartford

5:30-7:30  Dinner

7:30-9:00  Mary Miss – Eco-Artist – Wilde Auditorium


Space May Be Limited! Call or write Martha Whitehead (860-768-4742 or mwhitehea@hartford.edu).
Reservations for lunch at the University of Hartford’s 1877 Club can be made along with registration. Buffet for $10.50.


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