Annual Chapter Conference and Field Trip
Conference Theme: Coastal Restoration in the Face of Climate Change
May 4 – 5, 2018
Providence Area, Rhode Island
Join the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists for our Annual Chapter Meeting and Field Trip
On Friday, May 4, there will be a field trip to examine salt marsh restoration through thin layer deposition projects at two National Wildlife Refuges. The attendees will gather at Sachuest Point NWR between 9:30-10:00am, and the program will start at 10:00am, with a presentation followed by a restoration site visit. We will then drive over to the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge for lunch (provided), followed by restoration viewing and discussion. Learn more.
On Saturday, May 5, join us for a full day of conference talks and networking opportunities at Save the Bay Conference Center. The day will include presentations on the previous day’s field trip, living shoreline design, IPCC update on salt marsh response to climate change, salt marsh restoration at Plum Island Ecosystems LTER and more. Additionally, we will have an update from our 2017 student grant winner on the impacts of road salt on the function and structure of forested wetlands. We will also give an update on current SWS activities, at the international and chapter level, and announce the 2018 student grant recipients. View the full schedule.
Interested in attending just the field trip? Contact Kara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Register online by April 30, 2018. Miss the deadline? Bring a check to register at the meeting. Make sure to email email@example.com after April 30 to ask about space on the field trip.