SME-DC Meeting, May 13, Evolution of Aggregate Supply to Boston, Massachusetts

February, 11, 2014 MEETING
SME, Washington DC Section
This meeting is at the National Mining Association, located on the 5th floor at 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 500 East, Washington,D.C.

RESERVATIONS: Lee Bray, Secretary-Treasurer, at 703-648-4979 or
_lbray@usgs.gov_ ( Please send your RSVP and entrée choice before 5:00 pm, Friday, May 9.

Presentation of the Herbert C. Hoover Award to Steven J. Stokowski

SPEAKER: Steve Stokowski
“Evolution of Aggregate Supply to Boston, Massachusetts”


The Boston metro area is a classic example of the relationship between aggregate use, availability, transportation methods, adaptive reuse, and government studies to manage preemptive land development vs. aggregate availability.

Glacial S & G and a few rock quarries supplied Boston for decades, but were in short supply until development of new transportation methods. Rail first supplied the needs of Boston, but the development of trucks changed the method of supply. As local sources began being depleted in the 1960’s, a distant source in Ossipee, NH began supplying S & G by rail; this is the current largest producer and has extensive reserves. In the early 1990’s, the New England Governor’s Conference contracted for regional assessments of the demand and supply of aggregate.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
11:30 – Social 12:00 – Lunch 12:30 – Speaker

Meeting cost: $23.00 for Washington, DC Section members
$28.00 for non-members

Please send your RSVP and entrée choice before 5:00 pm, Friday, May 9.
Contact: Lee Bray, Secretary-Treasurer, at 703-648-4979 or

Steven J. Stokowski is this year’s recipient of the SME-DC section Herbert C. Hoover Award.

We are planning to have a short business meeting after the talk at the May 13 meeting. I anticipate it will take no more than 10 minutes. We would like your input and discussion on the following five items:

1. Nominations for 2014-2015 Officers and Councilors

2. Location for future meetings; someone to take the lead

3. Start conducting field trips; maybe one spring one in fall?

4. Hold one meeting at a local university

5. Educational outreach

In advance of the meeting, you may make nominations to the Nominating Committee for the following officer positions and you may also nominate yourself:


1st Vice Chairman Programs

2nd Vice Chairman Special Events

3rd Vice Chairman, Membership



Student Relations & Government, Education, Minerals (GEM)

Nominating Committee:

Lin Shi: lshi

Mike Kaas: minermike

Karl Tsuji: Karl.Tsuji


The meeting will be held in the conference room at the offices of the National Mining Association, located on the 5th floor at 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 500 East, Washington,

D.C. 20001. This is near the US Capitol. Parking is in the same building but
run by Central Parking ($23).

Plan on an additional 15 minutes of travel from the old location to get to
this location by car.

You may also arrive by METRO subway. The closest stops are Union Station
(Red Line) and Archives (Yellow & Green Lines). It is about a 10-minute
walk from the METRO stop to the meeting.

We have catered food. It is fajitas, rice, beans and salad and cookies
plus coffee and water. (Fajita FanDango: Strips of Angus Beef and Chicken Breast spiced with
Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro and Lime with Caramelized Peppers and Onions, Sided
with Flour Tortillas, Salsa, Sour Cream and Guacamole, Rice and Beans,
Grilled Summer Squash and Zucchini in a Balsamic Glaze, Garden Salad w/ Ranch
and Balsamic Dressing, Cookies and Dessert Bars).

We will also have 10 minutes of business to attend to, including nominations for next years leadership. .
The business meeting items will be discussed after the speaker.

We look forward to seeing you. Please RSVP to me by Friday 5 pm.




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