Presentations from the Third Annual Mid-Atantic Chapter Conference
Urban Landscapes: Opportunities for Ecological Restoration

University of Philadelphia
January 9, 2008

9:15    Keynote Address – The Urban Mosaic: Implications for Ecological Restoration
Richard Pouyat, Ph.D., U.S. Forest Service

Session 1: Stormwater Management

10:00    The Staten Island Bluebelt
Dean Cavallaro & Richard Brauman, NYC Dept. of Envr. Protection

10:30    Lessons from the West Coast: Portland, Seattle, and Philadelphia
Glen Abrams, Phila. Water Dept., & Joy Lawrence, PA Horticultural Society

Session 2: Urban Forests

11:15    NYC’s Natural Resources Group: Where Urban Forest Restoration Began
Timothy Wenskus, NYC Parks & Recreation

11:40    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – But How Fast? Monitoring in Prospect Park
Jessica DiCicco, Prospect Park Alliance

12:05    ‘Taking Back’ Philadelphia’s Floodplain Forests
Tom Witmer & Sarah Low, Fairmount Park Commission

Session 3: Urban Streams and Shorelines

1:30    Nine Mile Run: From CSO to Celebration
Chris Streb, Biohabitats Inc.

2:00    The Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Fish Passage Mitigation Program
Patrick DiNicola, Potomac Crossing Consultants – RK & K
& Chuck Hegberg, KCI Technologies, Inc.

2:30    Angelica Lake Restoration: Urban Environmental Education Park
Michael Campbell, A.D. Marble & Company

Session 4: Urban Ecosystem Planning

3:00    The Delaware Estuary Watershed Database and Mapping Project
Simeon Hahn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

3:25    Philadelphia Watershed Registry Program
Eric Haniman, Philadelphia Water Department

3:45    Closing Address – The Bronx River Story: Reclaiming a Resource
Linda Cox, Bronx River Alliance