This hands-on workshop is designed for individuals interested in learning how to use practical, low cost techniques for restoring naturally appearing and functioning wetlands. Lead by wetland restoration expert Tom Biebighauser, participants will see how wetland projects can be planned in land trust properties and other private conserved lands, public land, and even on school grounds to benefit plants, animals, and people. Through direct participation in an actual wetland restoration project at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, attendees will discover how to identify degraded wetlands suitable for restoration, test soils, choose construction techniques, work with heavy equipment operators, and establish native plants. Also, through a series of presentations, participants will learn about active management projects involving rare wetland species including Mass Audubon’s Eastern Spadefoot Toad Restoration Project on Cape Cod. Field trips to proposed and existing wetland restoration project sites are included..
Workshop proceeds will support Long pasture’s Spadefoot Toad and Wetland restoration Project.
Cost: $225 which includes lunches on two days, hand-out materials, signed copy of the book Wetland Drainage, Restoration, and Repair by Thomas Biebighauser, and more! Discounts for non-profits are available.
register online at the Mass Audubon website. http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/long-pasture/news-events/hands-on-wetland-creation-workshop-for-professionals.