June 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (US Eastern)

Virtual Event

Join the Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for a virtual panel discussion concerning the current status of our often-overlooked urban soils. 

Friday June 18th 10am-12pm EST

 We will look for opportunities to enhance the functions and values of these soils with emphasis on benefits to the human environment in the context of environmental justice. We plan to address urban soil reconnaissance, regeneration, and how our relationship to the soil informs our use of this resource. Our overall goal is to spark a discussion about the environmental justice movement and explore strategies to enlist all levels of stakeholders in urban soil restoration and utilization.

Following our panelist presentations, we will have time for a guided Q&A session before moving into the SWCS Southern New England Chapter Annual Meeting. In this meeting (open to all attendees) we will announce the results of our 2021-22 Board of Directors Election, reflect on the past year, and discuss our goals for the future of the Chapter.

Register Here

Our panelists:

  • Cassius Spears – Member of the Tribal Council Narragansett Indian Tribe & Rhode Island NRCS District Conservationist
  • Thomas L. Morgart – State Conservationist, Connecticut NRCS
  • Sara Shostak – Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University

Learn More on our website: https://swcssnec.org/2021-summer/

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