Rivers and Roads Tier 2A Workshop-Westborough

Date: 11/19/2019 8:00 AM - 11/19/2019 3:00 PM

Location: MA Wildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road
Rooms 103 and 106
Westborough, Massachusetts




Course Description
The goal of the Rivers & Roads Training Program is to advance an understanding of fluvial geomorphology across the transportation sector, to ultimately develop and implement projects that improve the resiliency of the Commonwealth’s transportation network.  Fluvial geomorphology allows us to understand river shape and process, to predict channel responses/changes over time, and to design culverts, bridges and roadways that are more resilient to severe precipitation events.  

MassDOT Highway Division has based this training program off of the successful Vermont Rivers & Roads program, and has developed Massachusetts specific content through partnership with Milone & MacBroom, MA Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, UMass Amherst, and MassDEP.

Target Audience
Anyone who manages, plans, designs or builds roadway infrastructure around rivers and roads.

** Prerequisite to Tier 2 **

Tier 1:  A two-hour online course that provides an overview of rivers and the fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology. 
Take the Tier 1 training at: https://www.umasstransportationcenter.org/umtc/Rivers-and-Roads.asp 

See the course flyer for more information.

First Name Affiliation
Shannon Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Manchester)
Greg Pare Corporation
Sarah National Park Service
Paul Brennan Consulting, Inc.
Fred Alfred Benesch & Co. (MA)
Patrick Jacobs Engineering Group
Christopher Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Samuel Tetra Tech, Inc.
Mark Tetra Tech
Karen Chappell Engineering Associates, LLC
Jenna Private Citizen
Sandy Tetra Tech, Inc.
Nicholas Stantec
Erika Pare Corporation
Sara Tetra Tech, Inc.
David Hoyle Tanner & Associates
Nate VHB
Elizabeth Tetra Tech, Inc.
Jake Stantec (ME)
Zoe Tetra Tech
Jeffrey Cohasset Conservation Commission
Bernadeta DCR Water Supply Protection
James Green International Affiliates
Michael Coneco
James Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Dennis Green International Affiliates
Sarah Inter-Fluve, Inc.
David Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Mark Town of Sturbridge
Zachary Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Melissa Town of Southborough
Alicia Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
Yahaira Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Mariah Town of Erving
Liz National Park Service (NPS) (CT)
Jake Division of Ecological Restoration
Michelle MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Kerry City of Framingham
John City of Leominster
Michael Town of Lexington DPW
Beth Town of Sudbury
Paula Town of Pepperell
Alfredo City of Newton
Kaitlin Town of Maynard
  • Heidi Davis
    Environmental Analyst at MA Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
  • Tim Dexter
    at MassDOT

    Tim Dexter, MS, Fish and Wildlife Supervisor for MassDOT Highway Division Environmental Services.

  • Christine Hatch
    Associate Extension Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
  • Jessica Louisos
    Water Resource Engineer at Milone & MacBroom


  • Douglas Osborne
    Water Resource Engineer at Milone & MacBroom


  • Roy Schiff
    Regional Manager, Water Resources at Milone & MacBroom


  • Noah Slovin
    at Milone & MacBroom