Clean Water, Healthy Habitats: Accelerating Wetland Restoration in the Bay
Speaker: Amy Jacobs (The Nature Conservancy)
Get inspired by stories of Bay Optimism this year! Learn what's working in conservation in the Chesapeake and around the world, and how we can do more of it. SERC's monthly Bay Optimism lectures run every third Tuesday of the month, March through October. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all—curiosity is the only prerequisite.
The Nature Conservancy, teaming up with federal, state, and local partners, has restored and enhanced over 2,000 acres of wetlands in the Pocomoke River Watershed in the last 5 years. In this talk, Amy Jacobs will highlight how the Conservancy is working with farmers to restore habitat and keep nutrients out of the Bay with wetland restoration. Jacobs will provide an overview of the restoration process, the benefits of restoration to meet water quality and habitat goals, and what we have learned to be more effective in future efforts.