Hands-on Wetlands Restoration Workshop Agenda
Tuesday, June 23
Meet at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Center, 345 Bone Hill Road
Welcome, Ian Ives (light refreshments served)
Wetland Drainage Practices and How to Identify Drained Wetlands Presentation by Tom Biebighauser
There are many signs of historic drainage that remain evident today, and some can be seen while driving 70MPH. This presentation examines numerous drained wetlands so you can learn how to identify their ghosts on forested and open landscapes.
Wetland Restoration Techniques - Presentation by Tom Biebighauser
Springs and wetlands have been altered by farmers across the Northeast for generations. This presentation shows the steps necessary for restoring naturally appearing and functioning groundwater wetlands at a reasonable cost.
Oak Island Salt Marsh Restoration: 101 Reasons to Think Twice about Tide Gates?Presentation by Eric Hutchins
This presentation will focus on lessons learned over 15 years of working on restoring the Oak Island Salt Marsh in Revere, MA. The project has numerous lessons learned that can be applied to salt marsh restoration and flood control projects that rely on tide gates.
Field trip at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary: Lead by Ian Ives, Tom Biebighauser and Bryan Windmiller
Supper on your own
Field trip to visit four wetlands constructed for the eastern spadefoot using aquatic-safe liners.
Meet in the parking lot for the Mass Audubon’s Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, opposite the home at 285 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA.
Wednesday, June 24
Wetland Restoration Using an Excavator. Meet at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, East Falmouth MA opposite the home at 285 Ashumet Road, Falmouth, MA.
Participants will work with the heavy equipment operator to restore a filled and non functioning groundwater wetland at the Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary.