Annual Meeting held August 6

The Annual Meeting of the Brewster Conservation Trust took place on August 6 at the Brewster Ladies Library.  BCT President Peter Johnson briefed the audience on recent BCT accomplishments and members approved nominees for the Board.

The guest speaker at this year’s annual meeting was Mark Nelson of the Horsley-Witten Group. Mark is project manager of the HW’s assistance to Brewster’s Comprehensive Water Planning Committee. He  provided an update on water planning issues, including the results of a recently completed analysis of the amount of buildable land remaining in Brewster. The presentation was an official public meeting of the  Water Planning Committee.

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Mark Nelson, P.G., L.S.P, Principal and Senior Hydrologist

Mark Nelson is a Senior Hydrologist and Principal with HW, responsible for the firm’s Water Resource, Wastewater Planning, and Site Assessment and Remediation projects.  Mark has 25 years of experience in groundwater modeling, surface water modeling, hydrogeologic investigations, and fate and transport analysis of contaminants in soil, sediments, and groundwater. Mark has direct experience in the regulatory and permitting requirements associated with wastewater projects, and has been successful in securing numerous Groundwater Discharge Permits with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He currently serves as the Program Manager for HW’s $17 million contract with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, providing technical advice on source water protection, water security and the Underground Injection Control Program. Mark is a Licensed Site Professional (LSP), authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to direct the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Mark has also been an instructor for the EPA teaching workshops on wastewater planning, water security, ground water and surface water hydrology, Low Impact Design (LID) contaminant transport, estuarine and ground water modeling and wellhead and source water protection.

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