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The members of the planning team for the Patuxent River Conference are excited to announce that registration is now open for PAXCON 2017 which will take place Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. 

The theme of this year’s conference is River Management Stories: Making the leap from information to application. With a schedule that includes in-depth science presentations, panel sessions, and roundtable discussions all framed around a main strand- invasive species management, living shorelines, stormwater best management practices and stream restoration the conference committee hopes participants will leave the conference with knowledgetools, and a network of colleagues to make informed management decisions to improve the health of the Patuxent River.


Register today!  Early bird registration of $30 ends November 6th. 

Support the Conference  

The Patuxent River Conference is not possible without the generous support of sponsors. If your organization would like to serve as a sponsor of the conference please contact our conference team.

With a sponsorship of $100, organizations receive 1 complimentary conference registration, their logo on the conference website/materials as well as being able to share materials with conference attendees. 

Spread the Word

We’re always looking to grow the network of people interested in learning more about the Patuxent River.  Please forward this email to colleagues, partners, and community members who may be interested in attending the conference.

Graduate Student Scholarships

ecognizing the value, merit, and creativity of the next generation of Patuxent River stewards, the Conference Planning Committee warmly welcomes and strongly encourages student involvement and is offering two student scholarships. Recipients of student scholarships will receive a waived conference fee which includes access to all of the conference sessions, lunch, and assorted refreshments throughout the day. Scholarship applications will be accepted until October 15 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 31.


Learn more about the Patuxent River Conference

Earlier Event: November 22
Thanksgiving Recess
Later Event: December 11
Fall 2017 Last Day of Classes