AMWS Best Management Practices
for Wetland Design & Construction Workshop
August 23, 2013
On August 28, 2013, the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (AWMS) is hosting a workshop entitled, Best Management Practices for Wetland Design & Construction. This day-long workshop will start off in the classroom covering topics related to wetland design such as hydrology, ways to determine optimum groundwater levels, sensitivity to the actual site in the design process, and the pros and cons of attempting to replicate a complicated existing wetland system. The afternoon will be spent at two large projects—one inland and one coastal. Site instructors, will provide an informative and thorough walking tour at each site.
The first site visit will take place at the New Bedford Regional Airport and its ongoing runway safety improvement project. The consulting team of Epsilon, Oxbow Associates, and Airport Solutions Group has been working on this airport project for a number of years. Epsilon Principal and current AMWS Treasurer Mike Howard will lead the site visit.
The second site visit will take place at the Marsh Island Habitat Restoration Project in Fairhaven. Marsh Island is a 22-acre peninsula located at the junction of the Acushnet River and New Bedford Harbor. The New Bedford Harbor Trustee Council, Coalition for Buzzard’s Bay, and the NOAA Restoration Center are working with The Louis Berger Group, led by Craig Wood, to restore salt marsh and coastal upland habitat on the parcel through a combination of excavation and disposal of dredged material.
For more information on this workshop, please visit the AMWS website.