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DNREC-sponsored 2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference
advances Mid-Atlantic wetland science and conservation

2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference, with packed house of wetlands experts, advances wetland science and conservationOne of the largest gatherings of wetlands professionals on the Atlantic Coast, the Delaware Wetlands Conference was held Feb. 3 - 4 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, with an agenda expanded to two full days of presenting and sharing wetlands expertise.

DNREC Secretary David Small kicked-off the conference by welcoming attendees from throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. “Wetlands play an important role in Delaware’s environment by improving water quality, providing habitat for fish and wildlife, and protecting our communities from flooding,” Sec. Small said. “DNREC recognizes the Delaware Wetlands Conference as an extraordinary forum for wetlands professionals to connect and share their knowledge, ideas, and innovative projects that will not only improve our practices and policies but will continue to advance wetland conservation.”

DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program and the Coastal Training Program organized the conference that included 43 diverse presentations, along with interactive workshops, abundant networking opportunities and an exhibition hall with nearly two dozen displays showcasing programs and products available to attendees.

DNREC Photo: Gene Shaner

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