OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 3, Number 25, August 29, 2006

The 3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration - Forging the National Imperative

Online registration is now open! You can register for the Conference online at: http://www.estuaries.org/conference. Send payment on or before October 17th and receive the early bird discount!

The Conference will be held at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA from December 9-13, 2006. This Conference will bring timely national attention to the challenges and opportunities to comprehensive coastal ecosystem restoration throughout the United States, and will emphasize the challenges ahead in strengthening a national commitment to coastal restoration.

The Conference will:

Provide networking opportunities with your peers and colleagues from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Offer presentations on the best practices in the science, planning, practice and policies of restoration, from leaders in restoration throughout the Coastal U.S.
Stretch your thinking, and your legs, during numerous educational and fun field sessions.
Enliven your spirit through Louisiana music, food, arts and fun! Introduce you to new people, ideas, products and opportunities.
Restore a piece of Coastal Louisiana through a hands-on volunteer restoration project on the first day of the Conference.

Through dynamic plenary sessions, frequent and fun networking events, educational field sessions, an unparalleled Restoration Expo with over 120 exhibitors, and a comprehensive offering of presentations, the Conference will motivate, inspire and unite the restoration industry and movement.

For further information regarding registration, please contact Mindy Quinnette at (703) 536-4992.

For further information regarding the Conference, please contact Kristin Hoelting at (206) 624-9100, ext. 3# or conference@estuaries.org

For sponsorship and/or partnership information, please contact Harvey Potts at (206) 624-9100, ext. 2# or hpotts@estuaries.org

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org