The Mid-Atlantic Chapter serves the geographical area that contains Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter
Check out the Winter/Spring 2018 MAC Newsletter for chapter happenings, regional updates and events and SWS news!
2016 Student Research Grant
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of SWS was offering one $1000 Student Research Grant to graduate or undergraduate students conducting research in wetland science and who was enrolled in an accredited college or university in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia). At this time, grant applications are no longer being accepted.
Mid-Atlantic Student Association/Website
One of the main agenda items for the MAC Officers for the past couple years has been the development of a student-based component for our Chapter. This goal was recently accomplished with a new student group formed for the Mid-Atlantic Region, based out of the University of Maryland.
During 2014, Liza McFarland and Bianca Pier became our first student representatives to the Executive Committee and successfully created an active student group spanning across the Chapter range, as well as between several colleges and universities. A special meeting to engage additional students from Penn State and other schools was held at the 2014 MAC annual conference, with excellent turn-out and involvement of new student leadership for the group. Shauna-kay Rainford of Penn State has replaced Bianca Pier as a student representative to MAC, following Bianca’s graduation and advancement as a professor at Siena College in Loudonville, NY, teaching Ecology and Biology.
The student group created their own website to highlight their ongoing activities. Please visit the website.
MAC/NYSWF Joint 2017 Meeting - Suffern, New York
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the New York State Wetlands Forum, Inc. (NYSWF) held a joint meeting on April 25 - 26, 2017, in Suffern, New York, at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah. Attendees joined to learn, share, improve and discuss wetland science, management, research, policy and related matters. Learn more about the full agenda here.
For more information, check out this promotional flyer!
Field Trip - Great Swamp, New Jersey
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosted an educational and fun field trip at the Great Swamp, located in north-central New Jersey on May 21, 2016. The event began at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, with sessions on wetland vegetation (specifical identification of grasses, sedges, and rushes), wetland hydrology and activities of the Great Swamp Watershed Association. Field trip activities then moved to the field to see some of the special places within the 15-square mile Great Swamp. The event wrapped up with a social and early dinner at Casa Maya.
SWS 2015 Annual Meeting
The SWS 2015 Annual Meeting was held in Providence, Rhode Island on May 31 - June 4. This great international meeting comprised of world-leading wetland experts.
Past Chapter Meetings
The MAC hosted a spring Conference at the Penn State Days Inn Conference Center in State College, PA, on April 4 and 5, 2014. Abstracts and PDFs of the PowerPoint and poster presentations are listed below.
- A.Britson SWS Talk-April 5th
- Beckett SWS.MidAtlantic.2014.pdf1.79 MB
- Broooks SWS poster 2.0.pdf1.73 MB
- c.hanlon credit stacking presentation 4-5-14a.pdf3.97 MB
- GILBERT_PART1_SWSMAC 2014 copy.pdf6.71 MB
- Harris posterfinal.pdf907.15 KB
- Hoover-Rightnour Evolving Role of Constructed Wetlands 4-5-14.pdf6.54 MB
- KKutzler_BROS-PosterPresentation.pdf5.92 MB
- Lawler SWS-MAC poster.pdf1.94 MB
- MidSWSCon14_JulianFinal.pdf451.38 KB
- Nassry MASWS 2014.pdf2.64 MB
- Pierce_SC.PDF2.52 MB
- SitlerEffect of Flooding Shoreline Plants on Water Chemistry.pdf488.94 KB
- SWS 2014 Rachel Hager poster.pdf1.2 MB
- SWS_MAC Presentation_April5_2014_XRiva2.pdf7.15 MB
This group is developed for students in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Our goal is to provide opportunities and support to graduate, undergraduate, and high school students pursuing an interest in wetlands.