Annual Meetings

March 9, 2020

Greetings CAWS members and friends:

We regret to have to bring you this news, but CAWS has made the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Meeting (scheduled for this Friday, March 13) as a precautionary measure to go above and beyond current public health recommendations in regard to the caronavirus. We feel that news is changing daily, and this move is needed now, rather than waiting for potentially more restrictive guidance from public officials that may result in the coming days.

We are prepared to refund the registration fee of all who have paid to attend our Annual Meeting. Please note that our cancellation will come at a cost of approximately 75% of our budget for the event (money spent to reserve the venue that we cannot recoup at this late date). If you wish to donate your attendance fee to offset this loss, please let us know by Friday, March 13 via email to We understand if you cannot or do not wish to do so.

We will begin processing refunds after this week. Please note that a minimum of 30 days is needed in order to process refunds. If you paid online, we will refund your credit card; if you paid by check, we will reimburse you by check or by simply returning your check (if not yet deposited).

We will miss you all this year! Please stay posted for the release of our updated website, alternative Annual Meeting plans, and other future opportunities to network.

Thank you again.

Jean Vossler, President
Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists


will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020

at the

Wyndham Southbury
1284 Strongtown Rd, Southbury, CT

Online Registration for the Annual Meeting is now open

List of Speakers and Presentations

2020 Agenda

Edward Pawlak, CT Ecosystems LLC, "Introducing the Wetland Application Review Tool"

Josh Wilson, Fuss & O'Neill, "Wetland Assessment and Restoration of 11.5 Acres in Eastern Connecticut (Part 2)"

Joseph J. Pignatello, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, "Current Research on Contaminant Absorption and Bioavailability in Soil and Sediment"

Scott F. Martin, AECOM & Roger Gibson, Gibson Environmental Services, Remediation/Restoration of a Challenging Brook System: Combining Unique Strategies to Fast-Track a Sediment Removal and Habitat Restoration Project at a Large RCRA Corrective Action Site

Cori Rose, Army Corps of Engineers An Update from ACOE

Kim Hargrave, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (2019 Les Merhoff Grant Winner), Summary of work conducted at Coogan Farm

Daniel Wright, University of Connecticut (2019 Lefor Grant Winner), Wildlife response to disturbance events in forested wetlands


Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening comments and introduction of first speaker at 8:45 a.m.

Last module complete by 4:00 p.m. Please join us for “Happy Hour” and networking.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Exhibitors will be on site with products and services of interest to wetland professionals.

Continuing education credits pending.

Certificate of Completion will be provided for those who complete the training.

If you are unable to use the online registration, please use the form on this page to register.