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May 2019 

Celebrate Pacific Northwest wetlands with SWS PN Chapter members at a month of wetland events during the month of May!

Come learn about the background of each wetland restoration site and discuss the steps necessary for each site to meet the desired objectives.

To register or for more information on an event, please email the event leaders.   

Seattle – Friday, May 3rd

Friday, May 3rd – 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  Kingfisher Natural Area and Thornton Creek Confluence restoration project tour. FREE.

Led by Katherine Lynch SPU, Clay Antineau, formerly SPU and Marti Louther, Sound Transit.  Followed by a social at the Fiddler’s Inn in NE Seattle.

Please register by emailing Lizbeth Seebacher ( lsee461@ecy.wa.gov ) and Maki Dalzell (Maki.Dalzell@hdrinc.com)

Bellingham- Sunday, May 5th

Sunday, May 5th – 10:30am – 3:30pm.  Port Susan Bay restoration project and Skagit Bay’s Craft Island marsh tour. FREE.

Led by Katrina Poppe, NW Ecological Services, WWU.  Followed by a social at Brandywine Kitchen in Bellingham.

Please register by emailing Katrina Poppe (katrina@nwecological.com ) and Erin Page (epage@co.whatcom.wa.us)

Leavenworth- Saturday, May 11th

Saturday, May 11th – 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Upper Wenatchee wetland and floodplain restoration project tour.

Cost: $20 students, $25 SWS Member, $30 General public – includes transportation from Leavenworth to field sites and coffee and lunch from the Local Yokel.

Led by Nate Hough-Snee (Meadow Run Environmental) and Josh Wozniak (Parametrix) and local agency and restoration experts. We will explore the ecology, hydrology, and geology of the Wenatchee River Watershed, focusing on watershed natural history and floodplain and wetland restoration.

Followed by an ad hoc social in Leavenworth.

Questions can be directed to Nate Hough-Snee (nate@natehough-snee.org ) and Josh Wozniak (Jwozniak@parametrix.com).


Portland, OR Friday, May 24th

Friday, May 24th – 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Crystal Springs Creek Restoration and Foster Floodplain Natural Area. FREE.

Led by Kaitlin Lovell and Marie Walkiewicz  (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services).

Followed by an ad hoc social at the 13 Virtures Brewery (6410 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202).

Please register by emailing Yvonne Vallette (Vallette.Yvonne@epa.gov). 



Andy McMillan Student Scholarship Information

To encourage student participation at the Pacific Northwest Chapter meetings, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors student travel awards. These funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with traveling to and from SWS national meetings and Chapter meetings to present their research and network with professionals. Learn more by visiting the scholarships and awards page.

Helpful Links

View the new 2017 Field Indicators of Hydric Soils here

View Field Guide for the Identification and Use of Common Riparian Woody Plants of the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Regions here

SWS is pleased to provide a monthly webinar series on wetland science topics of interest. Webinar registration is complimentary to all SWS members. Check out the Upcoming Webinars page to learn more! In addition, all webinars are recorded and archived for complimentary viewing by members on our Past Webinars page.

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