2021-07-03 AFCF Wetlands Workshop_no lin

Wetlands Workshop

Leaders: Melissa Toni and Andy Dangler

Saturday, July 3, 9-11am

Albert Family Community Forest

120 Hayes Road
East Nassau, NY 12062

 

Pre-registration is required - space is limited, so register early.

To register, click on the link below.

$10 suggested donation; any amount is welcome.

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The Federal government determines if wetland is regulated and protected based on hydrology, hydrophytic vegetation, and hydric soil. We will explore these three wetland characteristics in a hands-on exercise sampling areas within Albert Family Community Forest. We'll talk about wetland regulations and protections provided through the Federal  government's wetland regulatory program and the Clean Water Act.

Participants will learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the Federal wetland regulatory program, including determinations of wetland boundaries, classification of wetland types, and protections in place. We'll also discuss the history of the Clean Water Act, and how wetland regulation has changed and evolved through the years.  

Please wear boots, bring water and a snack, and be prepared to get your hands muddy!

Andy Dangler is a biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, regulating wetlands at the Federal level for over 20 years. Melissa was also a regulator for the USACE, with 20 years of experience in the wetland field.