April 4 – 6, 2023
In-Person: Tidewater Inn, 101 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601
On-line: Zoom, link will be provided to registered participants
Registration: Click here.
- Early bird (before or on February 25, 2023): $250
- Regular registration (after February 25, 2023): $325
- Student early bird (before or on February 25, 2023): $125
- Student regular registration (after February 25, 2023): $175
- Early bird (before or on February 25, 2023): $100
- Regular registration (after February 25, 2023): $150
- Early bird (before or on February 25, 2023): $75
- Regular registration (after February 25, 2023): $100
Room block at discounted rate at $169/night + tax available through March 15, 2023. To make a reservation, call the Tidewater Inn directly at 410-822-1300 and refer to Booking Name: Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition.
If interesting in becoming a sponsor, please look at that sponsorship package here.
- Call for presentations release: December 15, 2022. Click here to respond to the call for presentations.
- Presentations due: January 31, 2023
Agenda Brief (ET)
Full agenda click here
April 4, 2023
9:00 – Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – Conservation Drainage: Understanding Risks and Challenges Underlying Field Management Decisions
10:15 – Break: refreshments provided
10:30 – Drainage in the Chesapeake Basin: History, Conditions, and Challenges
11:15 – Current Priorities and Opportunities
12:15 – Lunch provided
12:30-5:30 – Optional Field Trip to Chesapeake Conservation Drainage Sites
6:00-7:30 – Reception- Introduction of SWITCHES Drainage Consortium
April 5, 2023
8:00 – Breakfast provided
9:00 – Programs & Science to Advance Incentives for Agriculture Conservation
10:30 – Break: refreshments provided
11:00 – Climate and Conservation Drainage
12:30 – Lunch provided
1:30 – State Drainage Reports by NCERA-217 Members
3:00 – Break: refreshments provided
3:15 – State Drainage Reports by NCERA-217 Members and Poster Introductions
5:00-6:30 – Poster Session and Networking at Eastern Shore Conservation Center
April 6, 2023
8:00 – Breakfast provided
8:45 – Conservation Drainage Research and Engagement
10:45 – Break: refreshments provided
11:00 – Closing Panel Discussion: Reflections and Call for Action
11:45 – Adjourn
12:00 – Conservation Drainage Network Committee Meetings
The closest major airport is the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) which is approximately 65 miles away. It is strongly encouraged to make travel arrangements when booking your flight.
Arrangements made with RMA can provide direct transport from the major airports to the Tidewater Inn, but need to be made in advance. We are currently working with RMA to receive a conference rate for individual groups to be able to book and a point of contact with RMA to help coordinate efforts. Check back for updates.
Arrangements can be made in advance with BayRunner Shuttles, (410)-912-6000 to transport from the BWI Airport to the private Easton, Maryland Airport. From there, the Tidewater Inn has a shuttle that could pick-up guests or arrangements can be made through Uber/Lyft or taxi services. Rates are approximately $66 for an individual and decrease if booked with a group.
If you can no longer attend the Conservation Drainage Network 2023 Annual conference, you may contact Jeanne Hansen at email@example.com on or before March 6, 2023 for a full refund less a $25 processing fee. If you can no longer attend the event in-person but would like to attend virtually, a refund request can be made on or before March 6th for the price difference of the respective registration costs minus a $20 processing fee. Refunds will be made after the event. No refunds will be given for any cancellations after March 6, 2022.