Understanding and Managing Wetlands

Posted by on September 14, 2009

Understanding and Managing Wetlands

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 30  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Curtis W. Helm
Arborist, Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Anne Brennan
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Amy S. Greene
Wetland Consultant, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Inc.

In this class we will discuss the definition of wetlands and consider their function and value to our environment. We will look at ways to delineate wetlands and learn about regulations that protect them in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A list of our native wetland plants for landscaping and habitat restoration projects will be provided so we can discuss invasive species commonly found in wetlands, and techniques to manage these plants. We will tour wetland projects done at the Arboretum and will finish with a discussion of constructed wetlands or rain gardens that can help remedy water issues in the built environment. This course carries 6 CEUs for Pennsylvania landscape architects and 5.5 CEUs for ISA arborists.

Fee: $125 (includes lunch)

To register online: http://www.businessservices.upenn.edu/arboretum/eventsprofessional.html. Or call the Morris Arboretum at 215-247-5777, ext. 125 or 156

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