NMCA Field Day – 2013


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 17, 2013 from 9am to 2pm and is open to the entire Association.  The meeting location is at Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver, MA.  The agenda for the day is posted below.  Lunch will be provided free of charge for all participants. Registration is now open – please click the button below (Please note: registration will be done via e-mail. Please include the names of all registrants from your agency/company).








Welcome Address: Priscilla Matton, NMCA Executive Board



9:05 – 10:00

Taryn LaScola, MDAR Pesticide Bureau: Safe Pesticide Handling, Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Response and Risk Communication: Explanation and hands-on demonstration of PPE and handling procedure for the specific pesticides that are used to control mosquitoes in MA. Explanation and hands-on demonstration of spill response emergency kits, needed supplies to control spills and risk communication to the public about pesticides.



10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break



10:30 – 11:00

Pete Hanrahan, EJ Prescott: Proper Selection and Use of Erosion Control Blankets.



11:00 – 11:20

Eric Picard, UNIVAR: Overview of Products and Services offered by UNIVAR



11:20 – 11:50

Jeff O’Neil, Central Life Sciences: New Product Line: FourStar® Larvicide & Zenivex®








Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors



Noon - 2:00PM


Excavator Rodeo, test your operational dexterity on a John Deere 50D excavator provided by Bristol County Mosquito Control and check out their wood chipper.


Try out the equipment and Gator provided by Ryan Boudreau from Padula Brothers.


Check out Norfolk County Mosquito Control’s 1995  Muskeg Bombardier.




Park Directions:


Myles Standish State Forest is located in southeastern Massachusetts in the town of Carver.


From the North: Rt. 93 South/US-1South. Take MA-3 South toward BRAINTREE/CAPE COD. Merge onto Samoset St. via Exit 6B toward CARVER. Turn slight left onto Seven Hills Rd. Turn slight right onto Federal Furnace Rd. Federal Furnace Rd. becomes Tremont St. Turn left onto Cranberry Rd. Follow the map below.


From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South Carver) and left at the intersection on Rte. 58. Take Rte. 58 north and stay on Tremont St. Take a right on Cranberry Rd. Once you enter the park from Cranberry Rd. Follow the map below.


From Southeast: Rt. 3 North to Exit 1B on the left toward PLYMOUTH/BOSTON.  Take the Clark Rd. exit, Exit 3, toward Beaver Dam Rd./Pine Hills. Turn slight left to take the Clark Rd. ramp toward Long Pond/State Forest. Turn left onto Clark Rd. Turn right onto Long Pond Rd.  Turn left onto Alden Rd.  Alden Rd. becomes Lower College Pond Rd. Turn sharp right onto Cranberry Rd. Follow map below.


Click here for .pdf directions



Map of park showing Field Day location