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DNREC News: Wetland Restoration Techniques Workshop set for April 12 at the St. Jones Reserve

“On the ground” wetland construction techniques will be the primary focus of a Wetland Restoration Techniques Workshop set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012  at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Wetland managers, scientists, contractors and consultants are encouraged to attend the workshop, certified by the American Planning Association to provide credit hours for their members.

The workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn innovative wetland construction techniques and best management practices. Tom Barthelmeh of DNREC’s Drainage and Stormwater Section and Al Rizzo of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will highlight successful techniques and present lessons learned from their own experiences developing and implementing wetland and channel restoration projects. Topics of discussion will include effectively working with landowners, wetland planning and project agreements.