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New England Upcoming Events

2017 Annual Chapter Meeting and Field Trip

Wetland/Aquatic Restoration Success and Failures
May 5 - 6, 2017
University of New England (UNE)
Biddeford, ME

Join the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists for our Annual Chapter Meeting and Field Trip
On Friday, May 5, there will be a field trip to look at the good, bad, and ugly of wetland mitigation. The attendees will gather at UNE 8:30-9:00 and the program will start at 9:00 am with some classroom time where we'll learn about the sites we'll see and one that we won't (can't). We will then visit a mitigation site in Sanford that failed. During the classroom time, we will have learned about the site that replaced that failed project. We'll return to UNE for lunch and then head to Westbrook and Scarborough to see other sites and discuss how they are better - or not? - than the morning site. As we go, there will be discussion of lessons learned and what people think are the strengths and weaknesses of the various projects. The group will return to UNE around 4:00 pm. If you’re interested in attending the water mitigation field trip only, please contact Kara Miller at kmiller@sws.org to register.

On Saturday, May 6, join us for a full-day meeting featuring talks focused on wetland restoration sites, the Connecticut In-Lieu Fee program, Vernal Pool conservation and land use, wetland restoration in a changing climate and more. The meeting will feature posters and a chance to learn about activities and opportunities within the SWS NE Chapter. We will end the day with an optional field trip on the University of New England campus to see a constructed wetland.

Learn more about the full meeting program

Friday All Day Field Trip:
SWS Member: $25.00
Non SWS Member: $30.00
Student: $15.00

Saturday All Day Conference:
SWS Member: $75.00
Non SWS Member: $80.00
Student: $50.00

Registration Deadline: April 22, 2017

If you’re interested in attending the water mitigation field trip only, please contact Kara Miller at kmiller@sws.org to register.

 Register here

Thank you to all of our Meeting Sponsors:

*There is still time to sponsor this meeting, see more information below*

Sponsorship $100 - Conference sponsors get visibility for their companies, a chance to distribute information about products and research as well as support New England wetlands work and the success of this conference. In-kind, sponsorships that directly defray the cost of the conference are also welcome (for example, sponsorship for student travel and conference fees, conference day coffee breaks, etc.).

Sponsorship Benefits
All sponsors will be listed in the conference program guide and acknowledged during opening remarks and on the conference welcome presentation. Additionally, sponsors will be acknowledged on the Chapter website and social media related to the conference. All sponsors will have the opportunity to provide paper materials to be displayed on a table at the conference (i.e. brochures or pamphlets).

Dr. Jennifer Karberg
SWS New England Chapter President
Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Ingeborg Hegemann, PWS
SWS New England Chapter Vice President
BSC Group

Meeting Lodging Options close to Biddeford, ME


BSC Group Inc