Upcoming Events

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Annual Meeting will be held on May 31-June 4, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. This is wonderful opportunity to attend a SWS Annual Meeting in New England with workshops, presentations, and field trips! The theme of the annual meeting will be “Changing Climate, Changing Wetlands.

SWS has issued a call for symposia and workshops (deadline: October 31). Interested academics, researchers, policy makers, regulators, and practitioners should consider participating. Please mark your calendars, visit the website, and spread the word about the 2015 Annual Meeting: http://swsannualmeeting.org


 Other upcoming events of interest: 

 The Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists presents a program on "Classic River Morphology,” this Friday, September 26, in Belchertown, MA.

This workshop focuses on river dynamics and bankfull determination — first in the classroom and then on the nearby Swift River. The all-day instruction covers glacial and floodplain characteristics, terrain and watershed features, the Rosgen method of river classification, bankfull indicators and field techniques, river geometry, problem sites, and the use of flow meters and indicator dye. Learn here how to use an automatic level in difficult bankfull situations. There will also be a presentation on cold water fisheries, including their definitions and indicator species in Massachusetts. 

More information is at: http://amws.org/upcoming_workshops.html

 (See also information about AMWS’s annual meeting on November 14!) 


The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) will present its annual symposium on Tuesday, October 7 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The theme of the symposium is: "Invasive Plants 2014: Where Are We Now?” 

More information is at:: http://cipwg.uconn.edu/2014-symposium


Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) are partnering with researchers, consultants and other professionals to work with municipalities and relevant professionals on climate resiliency through the Climate Adaptation Academy (CAA). A workshop will be presented on October 10, “Impacts of Increased Precipitation on Connecticut Communities — What to Expect, at the Middlesex County Extension Office in Haddam to explore:

  • Precipitation Forecasts and what it Means for Towns
  • Impacts of Increased Precipitation on State and Local Roads  
  • Riverine Flooding 
  • Floodplain Management Policy Issues 

More information is at: http://clear.uconn.edu/climate/index.htm


 The New England Water and Environment Association (NEWEA), Watershed Management and Stormwater Committees, will present a joint specialty conference and exhibit on Thursday, October 16 in Mystic, Connecticut.  The theme is: "Innovative Watershed and Stormwater Management Strategies to Address Regulatory Challenges."

Watershed managers, engineers, scientists, and regulators will share their expertise and experience in their quest to understand and develop sustainable watersheds.

More information is at: http://tinyurl.com/lv4exf5


The fledgling Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM) will hold its first annual meeting and conference at Water’s Edge in Westbrook on Wednesday, October 29, on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The conference will serve as a forum for Connecticut’s flood management community to come together and learn from shared experiences. Presentations will be on a broad range of current flood management topics. Speakers include representatives from CT DEEP, CT DCS, the private sector, and keynote speaker, Bill Nechamen, chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

For more information is available from ContactCAFM@gmail.com.



Invasives Species Program with field workshop

An introductory program focused on learning how to identify common invasive plants that occur in and around freshwater and tidal wetlands.

Held September 12, 2013 at UCONN Avery Point Campus


Wildlife Tracking & Signs Certification Workshop.

George Leoniak of Leoniak Tracking Services introduced us to animal tracking during this day long active participation workshop.

Held September 20, 2013 at the UCONN Stores Campus


Army Corps Wetland Delineation Manual Regional Supplement Workshop

taught by the U.S. Corps of Engineers & USDA


Fern Identification Workshop

taught by William Moorhead.