DNREC hosts a two-day Delaware Wetlands Conference every two years to explore the importance of wetlands across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Scientists, planners, county and federal representatives, community leaders, educators, natural resource managers and students meet to discuss current research on tidal and non-tidal wetlands, the value of the region’s wetlands, and the impact their management has on the community.
Though this learning and networking event focuses on wetlands, related topics include streams, habitat, and wildlife.
Planning is now under way for the next conference, which is planned for 2022.
The 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference was held January 29 and 30 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, in Wilmington.
It was the ninth Delaware Wetlands Conference and brought together more than 400 attendees for 54 different presentations, 50 poster displays and 34 exhibitor and sponsor tables.
The agenda included new subjects, such as remediation, soils, and hydrodynamics.
The 2020 conference included partnerships with two regional professional organizations — the Mid-Atlantic Wetland Work Group (MAWWG) and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (MAC SWS). Each group hosted open meetings during lunch.
Conference sponsors and exhibitors gain visibility across many sectors in the mid-Atlantic region. They reach more than multiple attendees at the event and even more through:
More information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the 2022 will be available as planning for the event progresses.