The second Tidal Creeks Summit has been scheduled for Dec. 16-17, 2013 in Wilmington, N.C. Southeastern communities face similar issues in understanding and managing impacts on tidal creek systems. The summit's objectives are to:
Identify the current state of knowledge regarding tidal creek research and management in the southeast.
Identify current issues and threats to tidal creek system ecology and function (management needs) and relevant future research efforts (e.g., classification, restoration, monitoring).
Evaluate the current and potential management and restoration strategies to protect and enhance the ecology and function of tidal creeks (e.g., development setbacks, buffers, impervious cover limits, stormwater BMPs and restoration efforts).
Identify recent trends in tidal creeks science, management and status. Scientists, natural resources managers, conservationists and the ecological restoration community are encouraged to attend the summit and share experiences, network with colleagues and become involved in shaping the future of tidal creeks in the Southeast.
April Turner, Extension Specialist
Phone: (843) 953-2078