Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals. Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource. Many landowners have questions that arise when working in or around wetlands.
I have never seen standing water there, how can that be a wetland? Can I install a logging road through this wetland? Can I dig a pond here? Can I cut my timber that is in that wetland?
Tyler Sgro, United States Army Corps of Engineers and Herb Nicholson, South Carolina Forestry Commission will be our speakers. Tyler will present on what is a wetland, jurisdictional wetlands, permits and notifications when working in and around wetlands. Herb will present on forestry practices that are exempt from wetland regulations and proper Best Management Practices that need to be followed for forestry activities in and around wetlands. After the presentations there will be a question and answer period with both of our speakers.
Thursday, May 17 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ridegville Community Center 105 School Street, Ridgeville, SC 29472