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Getting to Know Wetlands: Value, Regulations & Conservation: May 21
Registration Deadline: May 14

May 21, 2013 — 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., NOAA-NERR Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort. Get directions.

This is a FREE workshop, but registration is required.


Coastal and freshwater wetlands provide many free services to our communities, including shoreline protection and flood storage. They also inspire debate and confusion among developers and local governments regarding how and where land development can occur.

This workshop is designed for local elected and appointed officials, local government staff, land use planners, developers and realtors. Workshop topics include the value and function of wetlands, wetland regulations, and wetland restoration case studies. It will also include a presentation on the NC Wetland Assessment Method (NCWAM).

The workshop will feature a field trip to a coastal wetland for experience in identifying wetland plant species and delineating wetland boundaries, so please dress for the weather. Experts from regulatory agencies will participant in a question-and-answer session regarding wetland regulations.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) will receive 5.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for participation (approval pending).

This event is presented by the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program.