Society of Wetland Scientists
Mid Atlantic Chapter
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists periodically has meetings. We post the notifications for these meetings here. We serve the geographical area that contains Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
SWS Mid Atlantic Chapter Conference 2012
Dec 06, 2012 06:00pm - Dec 07, 2012 08:00am
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Event Type: Education
Category: Annual Membership Meeting
Download a brochure HERE (PDF)
The SWS Mid-Atlantic chapter is hosting a biannual conference on December 7, 2012 to present on wetland issues in the Mid-Atlantic Region, with special presentation sessions honoring the late Dr. Joan Ehrenfeld. Following a full round of presentation sessions beginning at 8AM at nearby Rutgers University, there will be guided field trips to local wetland mitigation sites. Arrive December 6 to join us for the kickoff reception at the Holiday Inn Somerset!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, December 6
5 pm > Registration
5:30 pm > Chapter social at Holiday Inn pub
Friday, December 7
7:30 - 8:00 am > Registration & continental breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am > Welcome - Dr. David Merkey, President SWS-MAC
8:15 - 9 am > Speaker presentations
9:00 - 9:15 am > Break
9:15 - 10:15 am > Speaker presentations
10:15 - 10:30 am > Break
10:30 - 11:15 am > Concurrent sessions
11:15 - 11:30 am > Break
11:30 - 12:15 pm > Concurrent sessions
12:15 - 12:30 pm > Morning wrap-up and field trip instructions
12:30 - 1:30 pm > Lunch (on own)
1:30 - 5 pm > Field Trips
FIELD TRIP OPTIONS:
Abbott Marshlands Tidal Freshwater Wetland
This is the northernmost tidal freshwater wetland on the Delaware River, located about 2 miles south of Trenton. The trip will visit a reference/natural marsh that has been the site of numerous ecological studies dating to the 1970s, and a created marsh, which mitigated for highway construction, where studies have been ongoing since 1995. Visit www.marsh-friends.org for more information.
Wyckoff Wetland Mitigation Bank
This mosaic of freshwater habitats is a 168 acre active wetland mitigation bank located in Monroe, NJ. The site was constructed in 2000 with adaptive management activities conducted at the site through 2010. It is now self-sustaining high quality wetland system.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrants may cancel their meeting reservation up to 48 hours in advance (two business days) of the meeting with no penalty. No-shows and late cancellations will be charged the meeting fee. Payment, or a credit card, will be requested at the time of the reservation.
Early registration ends on 11/4/2012.
Regular registration starts on 11/5/2012 and ends on 11/29/2012.
Late registration starts on 11/30/2012.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Register online by clicking HERE.
Check out the map
detailing the location of all SWS Mid-Atlantic Members.
Check out the map detailing the location of all SWS Mid-Atlantic Members.