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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Updated 7/19/17)



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).




2017 AMWS WORKSHOPS                                          


Continuing events now being organized.



Thurs., August 10th Networking Event at Rowes Wharf in Boston 

AMWS Members & Friends are invited to a hot summer evening on the Boston waterfront with live blues music at Rowes Wharf Blues Barge/Boston Harbor Hotel, hosted by AMWS’s Glenn Wood. The Fat City Band will be performing on the Barge, with their energized blend of blues, roadhouse rock and New Orleans R&B music. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. Check your email shortly for more info!




Massachusetts Wetlands--Where the Wild Things Are!

Boxborough Regency (formerly Boxborough Holiday Inn)

Boxborough, Mass.




Not an AMWS member? See JOIN section on this website!


(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




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.





August 11, 2017 (Fri.), 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SWCS Southern New England Chapter Summer Meeting
Tour of Dam Removal Sites - Mill River Restoration (Taunton, MA) |

The SWCS Southern New England Chapter is pleased to present a tour of dam removal sites led by Beth Lambert, Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program Manager at the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration. Beth has been managing the projects and has abundant hands-on knowledge; she will present detailed information about sediment management prior to visiting the sites. Mike Burke, Water Resources Engineer at Inter-Fluve, will tag-team with Beth to present project information during the field tour, including channel design criteria. The event will include the Southern New England Chapter’s Annual Meeting; election results will be announced, bylaw revisions will be considered and a plan of action for FY2018 will be developed. The tour and meeting are open to all.

Payment by credit card, check or invoice are accepted; options are presented after attendee info has been entered.
• SWCS Member – $35
• Government – $35
• Non-Member – $45
• Student – $25
Blue Light Special – $125.00
for new members only; includes a 1-year SWCS and Southern New England Chapter membership at the $90 Professional level
Register 3, Get 1 FREE!!!
25% off the standard rate when 4 or more attendees register together.
• Member/Gov Group $26.25
• Non-Member Group $33.75



Seminars 2017 on Wetlands and Wetlands Ecology

Eagle Hill Institute

On the coast of Maine between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge


9 Seminars on Wetland Ecology and Wetland Botany at Eagle Hill ... Summer of 2017






Titles are hotlinked to descriptive flyers.



Most seminars should qualify for 2 credits.


Jun 4-10

Undergraduate Field Studies: Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens

Fred Olday

Jun 11-17

Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification

Jerry Jenkins and Susan Williams

Jun 18-24

Bogs and Fens: Maine Peatlands

Nancy Slack and Frances Anderson

Jun 25-Jul 1

Liverworts and Liverwort Ecology

Blanka Shaw

Jul 2-8

Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology 

Anton Reznicek

Jul 16-22

Survey of Grasses: Their Structure, Identification, and Ecology

Dennis Magee

Jul 23-29

Wetlands Identification and Delineation

Matthew Schweisberg and Joseph Homer

Aug 6-12

Submersed and Floating Aquatic Plants

Barre Hellquist

Aug 13-19

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Traveling Course from Rhode Island to Maine

Susan Adamowicz and David Burdick








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