OneCape 2018 – Presentations, Day 1

Plenary Sessions

Opening Remarks, Defining Resilience for Cape Cod

Secretary Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Progress to Improve Coastal Water Quality: An Update on 208 Plan Implementation

Implementation Website

  • Erin Perry, Special Projects Manager, Cape Cod Commission
  • VIDEO (13 min)

Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Senator Julian Cyr, Massachusetts State Senate

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Alexandra Dunn, Regional Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1

The Economy, the Environment, and the Future of Cape Cod

Climate Change Impact Planning on Cape Cod: The Resilient Cape Cod Project

    • Heather McElroy, Natural Resources Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
    • Jennifer Clinton, Special Projects Coordinator, Cape Cod Commission
  • Chloe Schaefer, Community Design Planner, Cape Cod Commission
  • VIDEO (15 min) 

Focused Breakout Sessions

EPA Research to Address Water Quality Issues from a Social and Ecological Perspective

  • Facilitator: Marnita Chintala, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division
  • Barriers and Opportunities for Using Alternative Technologies for Nitrogen Mitigation | Kate Mulvaney, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division
  • Watershed Scenarios to Meet Water Quality Criteria and Community-level Objectives | David M. Martin, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division
  • Alternative Leach Fields: Nitrogen Removal and Response to Saltwater Intrusion | Jessica Janiec, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division
  • The Economic Value of Recreation and Water Quality on Cape Cod | Nathaniel Merrill, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division

Reduction, Remediation and Restoration: The 2018 Water Quality Technologies Matrix Update

  • Facilitator: Scott Horsley, Horsley Witten Group
  • Updating Stormwater Information | Tom Parece, Associate Vice President, AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
  • Evaluation of Two Stormwater Rain Gardens in Dennis and Mashpee for Removal of Nitrogen and Fecal Coliform | Abigail Archer, Cod Cooperative Extension and Heidi Clark, Ph.D., Independent Consultant
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Using Shellfish for Nitrogen Bioextraction | Josh Reitsma, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant
  • Lonnie’s Pond Oyster Project | Alan McClennen, Selectman, Town of Orleans and Tom Parece, Associate Vice President, AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
  • Data Mining for Permeable Reactive Barrier Location Selection-Eastham Salt Pond Example | James Begley, Environmental Engineer, MT Environmental Restoration

Collaborative Efforts: Shared Planning and Implementation to Improve Water Quality

  • Facilitator: Stacie Smith, Senior Mediator, Consensus Building Institute
  • Hatching a Watershed Permit: A Case Study in Pleasant Bay | Carole Ridley, Pleasant Bay Alliance, Michael Giggey, Wright-Pierce, Brian Dudley, MassDEP
  • DHY Clean Waters Community Partnership – Working Together to Save Costs and Improve Water Quality | Elizabeth Sullivan, Dennis Town Administrator, Christopher Clark, Harwich Town Administrator, Daniel Knapik, Yarmouth Town Administrator, David Young, CDM Smith
  • Problem Solving, Partnerships and Finance: Attacking Nutrient Pollution in Barnstable | Zenas Crocker, Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Stormwater, It’s Everyone’s Problem: Extending MS4 Beyond the Public Works Department

  • Facilitator: Tim Pasakarnis, Water Resources Analyst, Cape Cod Commission
  • Dry Wells, Trenches and Roof Leaders: Can Residents By Themselves Solve Stormwater? | Fred Civian, Stormwater Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Lessons Learned from Water Quality Monitoring at Existing Stormwater BMPs | Abigail Archer, Marine Resource Specialist, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and Heidi Clark, Ph.D., Independent Contractor
  • MS4 on Cape Cod: Regional Resources for Smart Permit Compliance | Patty Daley, Deputy Director, Cape Cod Commission, and Sean O’Brien, Director, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Climate on the Cape and Nature-based Solutions

  • Facilitator: Stefanie Covino, Shaping the Future of Your Community Program Coordinator, Mass Audubon
  • Margot Mansfield, Climate Change & Coastal Hazards Analyst, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs & Office of Coastal Zone Management
  • Sara Burns, Water Resources Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • David DeConto, Natural Resources Director, Town of Sandwich

Maintaining Historic Character: Historic Structures in the Floodplain

  • Facilitator: Sarah Korjeff, Historic Preservation Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
  • Shannon Jarbeau, CFM, CRS & Floodplain Coordinator, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant
  • Stephanie Zurek, Associate, Union Studios

Drinking Water Roundtable Conversation

  • Tom Cambareri, Water Resources Technical Services Director, Cape Cod Commission