AMWS is fully committed to the professional development of our members. As a result, we offer a variety of workshops on wetland science and regulatory updates. Non-members are welcome to attend. However, membership is encouraged through reduced workshop rates and other benefits.
AMWS workshops are recognized for their value: nowhere else will you find top working wetland scientists "giving back" to the profession at such affordable rates. As a result, AMWS members only are offered the limited number of seats during the first two weeks of posting an event.
As an added value of AMWS membership, we also offer social networking opportunities with other environmental professionals. These events generally take place in central Massachusetts, and may include appetizers and drinks, as well as a speaker.
Left Photo: Courtesy Brent Baeslack (Haverhill ConCom) - Instructors Dwight Dunk (CDM) and Chad Sumner (SumCo Eco-Contracting) discuss the riprap foot of the restored slope at low tide during the field portion of the 9/30/11 AMWS Riverbank Stabilization Techniques Workshop in Haverhill, Mass. Of note, the tree stump in the water is secured by cables, and was added to aid stability and provide fish habitat.
Right Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Garner (Patrick Garner Co.) - Instructor Art Allen (EcoTec) at a deep hole featured at the AMWS Advanced Soil Identification Workshop, held June 22nd & 23rd, 2010, in Grafton, Mass.
Above Photo: Courtesy of Briscoe Lang (Pare Corporation). The field portion of the AMWS workshop, Classic River Morphology, was held 9/26/14
on the West Branch of the Swift River in Belchertown. Here instructors Heidi Davis (MassDEP), Paul Beaulieu (Tighe & Bond) and Patrick Garner
(Patrick Garner Co.) explain bankfull.
Additional workshop photo, courtesy Heidi Davis (DEP). 4/17/16 Interdunal Swales walk in Ipswich, courtesy Lana Spillman (Topsfield ConCom).
Most of us work independently or by ourselves in the field. AMWS workshops are a chance to get collegial feedback.
2017 AMWS WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING EVENT NOW BEING ORGANIZED!
Not an AMWS member? See JOIN section on this website!
AMWS WORKSHOP POLICY:
(1) Fees are due in advance of the workshop. Should you require reimbursement by your employer, an invoice will be provided upon request.
(2) In the unlikely event that we have insufficient registrations two (2) weeks before a workshop, we reserve the right to cancel it. Your fee will be returned in full.
(3) If you must cancel seven (7) days or more before a workshop, your fee will be returned, less $25. No refunds six (6) days or less before a workshop. Note: Substitutions are fine and may be made without charge, as long as the difference between member and non-member fees is paid, and there is no one on the Wait List. Please note that your substitute will not receive a Certificate of Attendance unless AMWS is notified before the workshop so the Wait List may be checked and availability confirmed.
**We regret the cancellation charge, but your absence may affect whether the workshop is held, and will affect the instructors, who key their presentation to participants. Additionally, your absence affects catering, the number of printed materials and AMWS itself--as we have fixed expenses.
(4) Registration is only guaranteed when you are given confirmation by email. Do not assume you are registered otherwise. Workshop participants often receive box lunches or supplies that are not ordered in excess. Additionally, the instructor/participant ratio must be maintained for optimal learning.
(5) Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A Wait List will be maintained.
(6) CEUs are usually available from the certifying authority. All participants are given a Certificate of Attendance.
NOTE: As of 1/01/11, Continuing Ed units are no longer pre-approved by the N.H. Board. You still need continuing education, but it is now call Continuing Education Hours (versus units), w/ 1 hour = 1 CEH. It is the responsibility of the candidate to decide whether or not the course is relevant to the practice of Soil or Wetland Science. For more info, see www.nh.gov/jtboard/home.htm
WORKSHOPS OUTSIDE OF AMWS
AMWS ALSO LISTS ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND MEETINGS OFFERED BY OTHER GROUPS that may be of interest to our members. Mention of a particular conference, course, or company does not imply endorsement by AMWS.
South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium
December 1, 2016
8:30am to 4:30pm
Cushing Memorial Hall, 673 Main St, Norwell
This one-day symposium will present an overview of potential climate change and sea level rise impacts on the South Shore, tools and funding options available to communities, and case studies of successful strategies used at the local level to address these issues. The day will also feature a facilitated discussion of opportunities to promote coordinated and cost-effective local, inter-municipal, and regional resiliency initiatives.
The target audience for this symposium includes: local officials; municipal department heads and staff; local board, commission, and committee members; federal and state agency staff; non-governmental stewardship organization representatives; consultants; and, interested citizens.
To register and view the full agenda click here. Space is limited so please register early! $10 if registered by November 22, $15 after November 22. Registration ends November 28.
For additional information, please contact Jason.Burtner@state.ma.us.
Sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the MAPC South Shore Coalition, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Massasoit Community College, Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, South Shore Conservation Commission Network, and the Towns of Norwell, Scituate, Marshfield, and Braintree
Upcoming New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) Events
Dec. 8, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NHANRS Quarterly Meeting/USACE Compensation Mitigation Guidance
Dec. 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SNEC WINTER CONFERENCE: FRI., FEB. 24, 2017
you have an event to list, please contact AMWS Administrator
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