2017 was a fabulous year for women – and for our local SWEP Chapter!
Our first Quarterly meeting (“MEET the DEEP”) gave us an opportunity to hear from the Bureau Chiefs (and a designee thereof) as to what is keeping them (and us) busy. Our next Quarterly (“Rags to Riches”) featured DEEP’s Ross Bunnell with a discussion of various waste handling and disposal issues. In August, we hosted our first “Tips from the Top” featuring three of our members that was so well received we are planning another with three new speakers in 2018. We concluded our year with a joint holiday party with EPOC in December!
We awarded grants totaling $5,000 to three organizations: Envirothon, the Salmon River Watershed Association and Nathan Hale School. You can read more about these and all of our donations from years past on this website.
2018 promises to be an exciting year as well – to be kicked off by a Quarterly on March 22nd with former EPA Administrator and DEEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy! We are also beginning a mentoring program to connect emerging professionals to their more seasoned colleagues.
Please join or continue your membership with this dynamic group that works to foster the development of women environmental professionals in Connecticut!
Jane K. Warren