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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

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Sunday, Sept. 18

Optional Tours

11:00am - 5:30pm

Tour #1 Stormwater Wetland Tour at the Hillandale Golf Course, Durham, NC, lunch and then play golf!
A 0.40 acre wetland was constructed in Spring 2000 to help treat stormwater runoff from a 90 acre watershed that includes a portion of I-85. Cooperators include NC State University, Hillandale Golf Course, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association and City of Durham.The 1/2 hour tour will be led by Dr. Mike Burchell of NCSU Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department. After the short educational tour, enjoy a round of golf!
OR

Tour #2 Canoe Trip Down the Neuse River
A mini tour of water quality and land use issues for protecting a drinking water reservoir in conjunction with a 1.5 hour canoe trip on the Neuse River. Picnic lunch included.
See friendly, but shy, Great Blue Herons visiting overhead, and sunbathing turtles dropping off logs as you pass them by.

   
5:30pm - 7:30pm Registration
   
Monday, Sept. 19  
8:00 - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm Plenary Session
Speakers: Dr. Jean Spooner, NC State University, William G. Ross, Jr., NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Jon Ort, NC State University, Tony Able, US EPA, Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, USDA-CSREES, Thomas Davenport, USEPA, Robin Shepard, University of Wisconsin, Susan Cormier, US EPA
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch (Provided)
Lunch speaker: Chester Arnold Jr., Water Quality Educator, NEMO Project Director, University of Connecticut. http://nemo.uconn.edu/
1:30 - 5:00pm Technical Sessions
6:00pm - 8:30pm  

Social at the NC Natural Science Museum, sponsored by Tetra Tech, Inc. Raleigh's Parks & Recreation Trolley will be available to transport you from the Sheraton Hotel to the Museum and back. (10 minute walking distance)

   
Tuesday, Sept. 20  
7:30am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 5pm

Concurrent Sessions or half-day Workshop
Lunch Speaker: Tom Schueler, Director of Watershed Research and Practice, Center for Watershed Protection. http://www.cwp.org/

Workshop: Draw Them a Picture: Turning Data into Information for Public Audiences

 
 
Wednesday, Sept. 21  
7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 5:30pm

(Note: The tours will end at Historic Oakview County Park for the barbeque dinner. If you need alternative transportation to the dinner, please coordinate with the Registration Desk.)

Choose from three fieldtrips (lunch included):
Fieldtrip #1 Urban Stormwater BMP Tour (greenroofs, pervious pavement, bioretention areas, wetlands)
OR
Fieldtrip #2 Rural BMP Tour in the Neuse River Basin where a nitrogen reduction goal has been met.
OR
Fieldtrip #3 Taxonomy and Pollution Ecology of Aquatic Insects.

5:30pm - 8:30pm North Carolina style barbeque and Jimmy Cameron and High Lonesome Bluegrass Band at Historic Oakview County Park
   
Thursday, Sept. 22  
8:00 - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - noon Technical Sessions
Noon - 1:30pm Provided Lunch

 

 

 
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