Wetlands Workgroup—Fall 2018 Joint Meeting

Cooperstown, November 14 – 16

The Joint Meeting of the New England Biological Assessment Wetlands Workgroup (NEBAWWG) and the Mid-Atlantic Wetlands Workgroup (MAWWG) will be held November 14 – 16, 2018, at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York.

This page will be continually updated with information regarding the upcoming meeting, so check back often.


This is a combined meeting of NEBAWWG and MAWWG to foster continued collaboration across EPA Regions 1, 2, and 3.

Participation is open to both current wetland work group members and new participants. Expected attendees are wetlands managers and scientists spanning from Maine to North Carolina. The last joint meeting in 2016 drew over 65 attendees from state and federal government, regional wetland organizations, and academia.


The planning team has assembled an exciting and educational line-up of speakers from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Day 2 features a field tour of northern Susquehanna Wetlands led by biologists from the Upper Susquehanna Coalition. View the agenda here (pdf).

Attendees can expect to gain:

  • Improved wetlands monitoring and assessment approaches
  • Innovations in wetland inventory and mapping
  • Tools to improve mitigation/restoration planning & performance
  • Collaboration and exchange among participants


Registration is required for all participants.  Registration is scheduled to open in August 2018, and will remain available through Friday, October 12, 2018.  There will be no registration fee for State or Tribe attendees.


The Meeting will take place at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. The waterfront hotel is within walking distance to numerous restaurants and museums in Cooperstown.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Ph: 607-353-6906

Hotel Accomodations

A block of rooms is available at The Otesaga Resort Hotel from November 13-16, 2018 at the rate of $93 per night (single/double occupancy), plus tax. Contact the hotel directly at 607-353-6906 and use reservation name “NEIWPCC” to secure this rate. You may also book your guest room online at by entering the group code 2283891. The room rate is available for reservations made by October 12, 2018. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card at the time of reservation.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel amenities include:

  • Non-smoking property
  • Complimentary self/valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Business center services
  • Access to a heated outdoor pool, fitness room, and outdoor recreation
  • Walking distance to Cooperstown Attractions
  • Guest check-in time is after 3:00pm; check-out time is 12:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns about making reservations, contact Samantha James (NEIWPCC Business and Operations Manager) at


Complimentary self/valet parking is available for all meeting attendees.

Travel and Reimbursement

For a limited number of State and Tribe attendees, the intention is to reimburse specific travel expenses related to attending this meeting. Additional details are forthcoming. 

If you have immediate concerns about reimbursement, please contact NEIWPCC or Riparia (see below).

Contact Us

For more information about the Meeting, please contact Sarah Chamberlain in the mid-Atlantic states or Audra Martin in the northeastern states.

Audra Martin 
Phone: 978-349-2524

Sarah Chamberlain
Riparia at Penn State University
Phone: 814-863-2567


This meeting is coordinated by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and Riparia (Penn State), in partnership with member states and EPA Regions 1, 2 and 3.