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2019 Annual Chapter Meeting -  October 4th and 5th, 2019 at Central Connecticut State University 


Meeting Information

The topic for this year is stream barrier removal, and our working title is; “Dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t: Barrier removal and stream integration.” Following the previous successful meetings, we will visit selected barrier removal sites in Central Connecticut on Friday October 4th, and hold the conference and Annual Meeting on Saturday October 5th at Central Connecticut State University.  


Friday October 4th Site Visits (9:30 AM – 4:30 PM).   Meet at Blackledge Falls State Park Parking Lot at 3874 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT.

Saturday October 5th  Conference & Meeting (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM)  Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT – The Connecticut Room


Courtyard Marriot   1081 West Street, Southington, CT 06489

Guest room rate: $ 129.00   Reservation cut-off date EXTENDED: 9/25/19   Room block name: Society of Wetland Scientists


Friday Site Visits:

9:30am – 11:00am – View Blackledge Dam removal site Blackledge Falls State Park, Glastonbury, CT

11:45am – 12:30pm – Lunch Meriden Green, 77 State Street Meriden, CT

12:30pm -2:30pm – View Harbor Brook stream daylighting and flood control project site

3:15pm – 4:30pm  – View Pond Lily Preserve at 410 Valley Street, New Haven, CT

Saturday Conference and Annual Meeting:

7:30am – 8:15am  -  Registration
8:30am - 10:30am  - Program
10:30am – 11:00am  –  Morning Break

11:00am – 12:00pm – Program

12:00pm  – 1:00pm  – Lunch

1:00pm – 1:15pm – Annual Meeting

1:15pm  – 2:45pm  – Program

2:45pm – 3:00pm  Afternoon Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm  – Program


Field Trip (Friday) Only

Regular $20   LATE: $30   Student  $10   LATE: $15

Conference (Saturday) Only

Regular  $40   LATE: $50  Student $20  LATE: $25

Field Trip and Conference (Fri & Sat)

Regular $50  LATE: $60  Student $25  LATE: $30

NOTE:  LIMIT of 30 for the Field Trip.  If you are unable to register, the field trip is full. Please email membership@sws.org  if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 

LATE registration fees start on September 30 and the last day to register is October 1st

Sponsorships Opportunities

The Annual Chapter Meeting and Field Trip brings together practitioners, scientists and educators, working in all areas of wetlands in ME, NH, VT, MA, CT and RI. This meeting provides an opportunity to present and share current research in wetland restoration, management and mitigation, as well as sharing practical, on-the-ground successes and failures in wetland work. 

In 2019, the meeting will take place in and around New Britain, CT on October 4th and 5th. The field trip will be on the 4th at the Central Connecticut State University, followed by a full day of talks and networking on the 5th, focused on stream and wetland restoration. In addition, the US Army Corps of Engineers will present the new user guide for the New England Wetland Functional Assessment (NEWFA), which will be put on public notice later this year for comments and field testing.  It will eventually replace the Highway Methodology Supplement as our preferred functional assessment method. 

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.  Sponsorship $100

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).

Plesae Contact Ingeborg Hegemann with questions and to email logos: ihegemann@bscgroup.com

Send checks to: SWS 1818 Parmenter St, Ste 300 Middleton, WI 53562 

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