LSPA News & Blog

LSPA Requests Nominations for 2022 Contribution to the Practice Awards
May 20, 2022
The LSP Association requests your nominations for our 2022 "Contribution to the Practice" Awards. If you know of a deserving candidate and wish to nominate the person and/or organization, learn more here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 12, 2022.

LSPA Introduces May 2022 Practice Tip of the Month
May 19, 2022
The LSPA presented a new practice tip at the May 2022 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on May 18, 2022.  Read this month's practice tip here.

LSPA Emerging Professionals Participate in Charles River Cleanup
May 4, 2022
Members of the LSP Association's Emerging Professionals Committee participated in a cleanup along the Charles River in Waltham on Earth Day, April 23, 2022. The event was organized by the SAME Boston Post and also included EBC Young Professionals and NEWEA Young Professionals. See TV news coverage here.

LSPA Courses Now Offer NY PG (Professional Geologist) Credits
May 4, 2022
Please note that the LSPA now applies for NY PG credits for all of our appropriate events. Please spread the word with your colleagues who may not be LSPA members but require CE credits for their professional geologist license. More details here.

Coming Soon - LSPA Ballot for 2022 Board Election
May 3, 2022

Voting will open on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 for the 2022-2023 LSPA Board of Directors election. Board positions will take effect July 1, 2022. Ballots will be sent by email to all LSPA members, both Full and Associate. We encourage all members to vote. Click here for voting information.

Legislative Updates

MA Senate Passes Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill

The LSPA is excited to announce that on April 14, 2022, the MA  Senate passed the LSPA’s bill, An Act relative to the remediation of home heating oil releases.   

This is a significant step forward but there is more work to be done before this bill becomes law.   The bill is now with the House Committee on Ways and Means for consideration.  The LSPA’s Legislative Committee will work on moving the bill through the House of Representatives before July 31, 2022.  

Many thanks to Senator Anne Gobi for sponsoring and championing this bill for three legislative sessions, to Senator Michael Rodrigues, and to the many media outlets that helped bring widespread visibility to this issue.

 

 

 

Read More Here

 

Emerging Professionals Resource 

Career Path Considerations 

The LSPA's Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is dedicated to providing educational & social programs for professionals who are new to environmental consulting in Massachusetts. 

In November 2021, the EPC presented, “To LSP or Not to LSP" Career Path Considerations in Environmental Consulting. A panel of four speakers discussed various career track options in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Industry, their backgrounds and how they ended up in their current role. This video will provide new professionals and college/grad students with information about various careers they can pursue within the industry.

The 90-minute video of this event is available here for your viewing, and also includes an extended Q&A session.   

Learn more about the EPC and connect with committee chairs here.

Connect with EPC Here