2019 CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Monday, November 18

8:30 – 12:00 Pre-conference Workshops

Workshop #1
Using UAVs in Environmental Projects – Stream Restoration and More
-- William Whitehead, Ph.D., RPA, SWCA

Workshop #2
2-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling (like HEC-RAS) in Stream Restoration Assessment and Design to Evaluate Project Stability and Sustainability
-- Jeremy Payne, Bayland Consultants

Workshop #3
A Detailed Walk Through for the Assessment and Design of Floodplain Restoration
-- Jim Morris, PE, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

Workshop #4
Regenerative Stream Conveyance (RSC) Construction Techniques
--
Kevin Smith, Deputy Director, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
--Joe Arrowsmith, PE, Water Resources Engineer, Straughan Environmental, LLC
--Donna An, Principal, Actaeon, LLC
--Chris Becraft, Project Manager, Underwood and Associates, Inc.

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 – 5:00 Plenary Session
Building Resilient Streams

1:30 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
-- Michael “Squeak” Smith, Resource Institute, Winston-Salem, NC
-- Rich Starr, Ecosystem Planning & Restoration, Annapolis, MD
-- Mark Secrist, US Fish & Wildlife, Annapolis, MD

1:50 General Session

5:00 pm Adjourn

6:00 – 8:00 Sponsors’ Reception – for all conference participants by the sponsors.

TUESDAY, November 19

7:00 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D

12:00 pm Lunch Provided & Drawing for Axle Gimble Drone

Session E
Session F
Session G
Session H

6:00 pm Light Reception at the Pratt Street Alehouse

Wednesday, November 20

7:00 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Plenary Session

10:00 Break in the Exhibit Hall

11:30 am Wrap Up & Next Steps
-- Alan Walker, Resource Institute, Waynesburg, NC

11:45 am
Closing Remarks, $500 Cash Drawing (must be present to win)
-- Michael “Squeak” Smith, Resource Institute

12:00 pm Conference Adjourns

1:00 - 5:00 pm Field Trip (additional $75 charge)
‘Wood’ You Believe It?  Engineered Wood Structures as a Restoration Approach—See it for Yourself
Organized by Biohabitats, Inc., Meadville Land Services, Environmental Quality Resource, Arundel Rivers Federation, and GreenVest