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11th Watersheds & Wetlands Workshop

Training for the Future

Carousel Resort Hotel,

Ocean City, Maryland

Monday, October 27, 2008

Session I: WELCOME AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Maryland Virginia Room

 9:00 AM:                     Registration – Atrium Bistro

 12:30 PM:                   Welcome Remarks

 12:40 PM:                    Keynote Address: Frank Reilly, Executive Director

                                    Wetlands and Watersheds Workgroup and Research Fellow Logistics Management Institute

                                    Major Regulatory Changes in the Past Year Affecting Wetlands & Watersheds and How We All Do Business            

 Session II: RAPANOS DECISION PLENARY SESSION – Maryland Virginia Room

1:00 PM:                     Donna Downing, US Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters, Introduction to the Rapanos Decision

 

                        Peter Stokely, US Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters, Remote Sensing Tools for Assessing Sites

                                

                                 Donna Downing and Peter Stokely, US Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters, Discussion Regarding Tools and Challenges to the Program

 

2:30 PM -                    Break – Outside Maryland Virginia Room

3:00 PM:

 5:00 PM:                     Adjourn

 Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Session III: ATLANTIC COAST/OUTER COASTAL PLAIN REGIONAL SUPPLEMENT TRAINING: HYDRIC SOIL INDICATORS – Maryland Virginia Room

8:00 AM              Continental Breakfast – Maryland Virginia Room

9:00 AM:                     Lenore Vasilas, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 10:15 AM -                 Break– Outside Maryland Virginia Room

10:30 AM:

 12:00 PM:                   Lunch (on your own)

Session IV: USING THE WATERSHED APPROACH FOR THE PROTECTION OF AQUATIC RESOURCES, PART I – Maryland Virginia Room

 

1:30 PM:                     Denise Rigney, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, Green Highways Partnership -Collaborating for Sustainable Watersheds

 

1:50 PM:                     Scott Willingham, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3,

 

2:10 PM:                     Julie Tasillo, Center for Watershed Protection, Protecting Wetlands at the Watershed Scale

 

2:30 PM:                     Questions & Answers

 

2:45 PM:                     Break– Outside Maryland Virginia Room

 

Session V: USING THE WATERSHED APPROACH FOR THE PROTECTION OF AQUATIC RESOURCES, PART II – Maryland Virginia Room

 

3:15 PM:                     Martha Corrozi Narveaez, University of Delaware, The Wild and Scenic White Clay Creek State of the Watershed

 

3:35 PM:                     Kate O’Brien, Appoquinimink River Association, Delaware, The Appoquinimink River Association: Turning Pollution Control Strategies into Action

 

3:55 PM:                     Lyn O’Hare, Berks County Conservation District, Pennsylvania, The Schuylkill Action Network – A Collaborative Approach

 4:15 PM:                     Questions & Answers

 4:30 PM:                     Adjourn

 6:00 PM:                     Mixer Cash Bar – Pennsylvania Room

 7:00 PM:                     Wetlands & Watersheds Work Group Annual Social Maryland Seafood Feast – Buffet – Pennsylvania Room. (Included in your registration with no host mixer)

 

 Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Session VI: ATLANTIC COAST/OUTER COASTAL PLAIN REGIONAL SUPPLEMENT TRAINING: HYDROPHYTIC VEGETATION AND DIFFICULT WETLAND SITUATIONS – Maryland Virginia Room

 

8:00 AM   Continental Breakfast – Maryland Virginia Room

9:00 AM:                     Ralph Spagnolo, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

                                    Jeff Thompson, Maryland Department of the Environment

 

10:00 AM -                 Break - outside Maryland Virginia Room

10:20 AM:                  

 

11:30 AM:                  Lunch (on your own)

 

 Session VII: ATLANTIC COAST/OUTER COASTAL PLAIN REGIONAL SUPPLEMENT TRAINING: HYDROLOGY – Maryland Virginia Room

 1:00 PM:                     Jeff Thompson, Maryland Department of the Environment

 

2:15 PM -                    Break – outside Maryland Virginia Room

3:15 PM:                    

 4:00 PM:                     Adjourn

 5:00 PM:                     Society of Wetland Scientists, Mid-  Atlantic Chapter’s Business Meeting – Delaware Room

 

6:00 PM:                     Society of Wetland Scientists, Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Poster Session & No Host Mixer – Pennsylvania Room (plenty of gourmet snacks and an informal opportunity to interact with your fellow participants – Included in your registration).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Session VIII: MINI TECHNICAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS

8:00AM                Continental Breakfast – Delaware Room

9:00 AM:                     Breakout Session 1: Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes Identification – Pennsylvania Room

                                    Ralph Spagnolo, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

 

               Breakout Session 2: Winter Plant Identification – Delaware Room

                                    Jeff Thompson, Maryland Department of the Environment

                     

BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Watershed & Wetlands Restoration Modeling Exercise/Build Your Own Sandbox Wetland – Pennsylvania Room

Tom Barthelmeh, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Al Rizzo, US Fish and Wildlife Service        

12:00 PM:                 Lunch (on your own)

 

Session IX: FEDERAL COMPENSATORY MITIGATION RULE PLENARY SESSION – Pennsylvania Room

 

1:30 PM:                     Steve Martin, US Army Corps of Engineers

Palmer Hough, US Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters, Guidance and Components of the New Federal Compensatory Mitigation Rule 

2:45 PM          -                       Break

3:15 PM:

 

5:00 PM:                      AdjournText Box: Watersheds & Wetlands Workshop Agenda October 27th - 30th

  

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