SWS-SAC is excited for our return to in-person conferences, hosting our 2023 Conference in beautiful Georgetown, South Carolina at the Clemson University, Baruch Institute. This event will feature presentations by industry professionals, academics and students on a range of wetland related topics! We will host a variety of networking opportunities including lunches and dinners.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Workshops and Field Trips
Introduction to wetland functional assessments - Matthew Miller (see bio here) will lead this workshop on an introduction to wetland functional assessments and wetland mitigation implementation. (10 am - 2 pm, minimum 10 people, $250)
Hydric soils - Travis Richardson (see bio here) will lead a field assessment to teach attendees how to identify hydric soils. (10 am - 2 pm, minimum 10 people, $250)
Hobcaw Barony Wetlands Tour - Visit the sourthern deepwater swamps in depressional settings and Strawbery Swamp (influenced by salinity impact). Free of charge, bring your lunch (10 am - 3 pm, no minimum, free to attend, responsible for own transportation)
Black River Cypress Preserve, Guided Kayak Tour - Take a guided kayak tour along the Black River Cypress Preserve, a privately-owned nature preserve located on the South Carolina Black Scenic River. (10 am - 4pm, minimum 6 people, $120 fee, responsible for transportation to and from Black River Cypress Preserve)
Black River Cypress Preserve, Hiking and Biking Tour - Guided tour of the preserve. (10 am - 4pm, minimum 6 people, free to attend, responsible for transportation to and from Black River Cypress Preserve, bikes available upon request)
Monday, March 13, 2023
8:00 - 8:30
Registration & Coffee
8:30 - 9:00
Welcoming Address, Dr. Mezeika Sullivan (Clemson University)
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:20
10:20 - 12:00
Presentations (5, 20 minute presentations)
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:20
1:20 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:20
3:20 - 5:00
5:30 - 8:00
6:00 - 8:00
Student Poster Session and Judging
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
7:30 - 8:00
8:00 - 8:20
General Assembly (Student Awards)
8:20 - 10:00
Catered Lunch (Keynote speaker)
***Note: Registration for the conference will remain open through the day of the event, but field trip and workshop registrations will close after March 1.
Nearby lodging can be found at Hampton Inn Georgetown, Hampton Inn Pawley, and Best Western Georgetown.
See below for sponsorship opportunities that are available until February 1. Outdoor booth spaces are first come first serve and are dependent on weather conditions.
Clemson University Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
177 Hobcaw Rd, Georgetown, SC, 29440, United States
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