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Welcome to the South Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SAC-SWS). The objectives of the Chapter are to encourage communication of wetlands issues and research activities in the South Atlantic region (Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), and to sponsor meetings and other activities that foster interaction of wetland scientists and managers in the region.

Any member of the Society of Wetland Scientists in good standing who resides within the SAC-SWS region is considered an active member of SAC. Active SAC-SWS membership is your way of staying involved in local and regional issues and peer networking. Through the hard work of its officers, volunteers, and local members, the SAC-SWS aims to support regional student education and research, advance public education, and foster wetland conservation, while operating solely as a charitable and educational organization.


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 SWS-SAC Student Travel Award

The South Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) offers a student travel award to support graduate students presenting wetland research at the SWS annual meeting.  The student must be an SWS member who is enrolled in a public or private university, located within the South Atlantic Chapter’s region, and must have submitted an abstract for the 2019 Annual Meeting.  We will award $500 to three (3) students.  The Chapter’s Travel Awards and Executive Committee will judge the applicants based on the scientific quality and importance of their research as described in the abstract (NOTE: THE 2019 SWS ANNUAL MEETING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSES ON FEB 4, SO GET YOUR ABSTRACT IN NOW!). 

Applicants must also submit their abstract, by electronic mail, to THE COMMITTEE CHAIR, for 2019, David Bailey (David.E.Bailey2@usace.army.mil).  The winning student must be present to receive their award at the Chapter’s business meeting held during the SWS annual meeting.  To become a member of SWS, visit the web site at www.sws.org


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South Atlantic Chapter art and logo
were designed by Robert Ponzio.