25th Anniversary



The LSPA celebrated its 25th anniversary in style on October 25th at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The only thing better than the gorgeous, historical venue was the fact that 350 LSPA members and friends were in attendance. It was a great night: food, drink, 17 Past LSPA Presidents in attendance, three Contribution to the Practice awards, and that doesn’t even include the evening’s entertainment. 

We were excited to hear Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s a cappella group, the Audiophiles, perform. What a talented group of future engineers and techies!




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Do You Have a Great Story to Tell? LSPA 25th Anniversary STORY SLAM
 
Massachusetts' innovative, privatized waste site cleanup program began 25 years ago. Since then, a community of environmental consultants, regulators, neighborhood leaders, environmental advocates, developers, bankers, attorneys, vendors, local officials, and others have been involved in this work. If you're reading this, you are probably part of this community.
 
At the LSPA, we are proud of our community's history and culture, and we think it's time to share some of our experiences. So, let's tell each other some stories.
 
During the LSPA's 25th Anniversary STORY SLAM, each storyteller will tell their story in front of a live audience. The stories will be short, no more than 5 minutes and centered around the theme:
 
The MCP and Me: 
Working in Waste Site Cleanup
 
These stories can be funny, surprising, touching, insightful, enlightening, weird, or sentimental. AND they will all be true.

Oh yes, did we mention this is a contest? The preliminary round will take place in August (date and time to be announced shortly) and finalists will present their stories at the October 25, 2018 LSPA Anniversary Dinner. Prizes will be awarded.

If you want to share your story, please let Kristi or Wendy know by August 15, 2018. Don't hesitate to contact Wendy with any questions or ideas.

What kind of stories are told at slams? Personal narratives, tales from real life and YOUR personal experience. Think about a situation with a client, a regulator, a colleague, how you ended up working in this field, an internship, a training experience, getting lost on the job, mistakes you made, a mystery you encountered on site, a project you did/didn't get. You get the idea; almost anything goes.

Here are  a few FAQs for the LSPA's STORY SLAM, along with some Storytelling Tips.




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Happy 25th Anniversary to the LSPA!

Cleaning Up the Commonwealth for 25 Years


On March 5, 1993, the LSPA was officially incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Today is the 25th anniversary of this professional association of which I am so pleased to be a member.
 
In celebration of this significant milestone, I am happy to announce that the LSPA's 25th anniversary "tag line" contest winner is John Kastrinos, P.G., LSP, Senior Associate, Hydrogeology at Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
 
He submitted this: Cleaning Up the Commonwealth for 25 Years

We were thrilled to receive 55 interesting and creative entries. Thank you to everyone who participated.

The 25th anniversary tag line will be accompanied by a graphic, yet to be designed, and used on all our materials this anniversary year. Many celebratory events are being planned for 2018.  A calendar of happenings will soon be shared, it will also include the date and location of our 25th anniversary dinner. 
 
We welcome your ideas for events, programs, and materials for the 25th anniversary; please send them to [email protected].

In the meantime, take a look at this photo collection showing some scenes from our 25 year history.    
 
And read the LSPA's 1993 end-of-the-year newsletter here.    
 
Happy Anniversary to us. I'm looking forward to a great year of celebration!
 
 
Thank you,

 
Marilyn M. Wade, P.E., LSP
LSPA President