Rivers and Roads Tier 2A Workshop-Westford

Date: 11/14/2019 8:00 AM - 11/14/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Westford Highway Department
28 North St.

Westford, 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
Renny Town of Groveland Ma
Colin Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Robert Hardesty and Hanover, LLC
Alyssa Epsilon Associates
Ernie Private Citizen
Jennifer DCR Water Supply Protection
Nate VHB
Melissa MassDOT
Erika VHB
Gary MA Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
Paul Town of Wayland
Elissa Town of Dedham
Jeremy Town of Westford
Stephen City of Methuen
Carol Town of Westford
Pam Town of Hudson
Jennifer Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
James Town of Tyngsborough
Brandon Town of Shirley
Tim Town of Harvard
Marissa Town of Lexington
John Town of Lexington DPW
Brendan Town of Ipswich
Leigh Town of Townsend
Elizabeth MA Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
Matthew Town of Westford
Andrew Town of Tewksbury
Paul Town of Westford
James Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
  • 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