WILMINGTON — The 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Feb. 1-2.
Information about sponsoring the conference or exhibiting can be found here.
DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment program and Coastal Training Program have planned the two-day event to showcase the importance of wetlands in Delaware and across the mid-Atlantic region.
More than 400 wetland experts and enthusiasts are expected to gather at the biennial conference to share the latest innovations in research, conservation and outreach.
The conference will bring together county, state and federal representatives, as well as scientists, planners, community leaders, educators and natural resource managers.
Attendees will gain insight into current research on tidal and nontidal wetlands, the value of the region’s wetlands and the beneficial impact that professional management of wetlands can have on a community.
Each day will include poster sessions, networking time and presentations during concurrent gatherings.
Oral and poster presentations will cover topics related to coastal resilience, soils, beneficial use, monitoring and assessment, remediation, stream and wetland restoration, wildlife, policy/legal considerations, green technology, mitigation and hydrodynamics.
Wetlands play a vital role in everyday life, protecting communities from flooding and erosion and boosting local economies through tourism and the seafood industry.
Taking advantage of opportunities to sponsor, exhibit and present at the conference not only supports wetland science and education in the mid-Atlantic region but also gains visibility with important leaders in the field.