The Great Marsh Coalition hosts a variety of events throughout the year to bring policy makers, scientists, students and the general public together from field trips to symposia to learn from each other in service to the Great Marsh.

Please dive into links from our past Great Marsh Symposia to learn more about Great Marsh restoration, research, monitoring, recreation, art, and more!

Upcoming Events

TRAILS & SAILS – Discover the Great Marsh
Various events, dates, and times between September 16-25, 2022
Learn more – Please visit and then filter your search using the theme “Discover the Great Marsh – A critical habitat in a changing climate”

GREAT MARSH SYMPOSIUM: The future of roads through the Great Marsh: Balancing access with natural resource protection 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
The Essex Room at Woodman’s of Essex
Agenda and Registration – Coming soon!

2021 Events

March 17, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

AGENDA – click here
Q&A FROM THE EVENT – click here
FULL VIDEO – click here*
(*Note that the time of each speaker’s talk appears next to their name below)


Anne Giblin (see at 00:13.36 – 00:30:07, 17 minutes)
Plum Island Estuary Long Term Ecological Research Project
Sea level rise impacts and what they may mean for Great Marsh restoration

Marc Carullo (see at 00:30:17 – 00:46:26, 16 minutes)
MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
Leveraging the Massachusetts SLAMM data to prioritize restoration, incentivize land protection, and improve land management practices

Sergio Fagherazzi (see at 00:47:18 – 00:01:18, 14 minutes)
Boston University, PIE-LTER 
Assessing salt marsh resilience with sediment fluxes

Gregg Moore (see at 01:00:05 – 01:15:17, 15 minutes)
University of New Hampshire
Informing restoration with an understanding of current marsh dynamics

Wayne Castonguay (see at 01.33.13 – 01.47.06, 14 minutes)
Ipswich River Watershed Association 
Increasing the pace of barrier project implementation in the Great Marsh

Nancy Pau (see at 01:47:50- 02:03:45, 16 minutes)
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge 
Innovative marsh restoration techniques in the Great Marsh

Russ Hopping (see at 02:04:53 – 02:20:40, 16 minutes)
The Trustees 
Scaling up: Applying innovative techniques to restore the Great Marsh

Coffee with Artists for the Great Marsh (see at 01:16:06 – 01:33:10, 17 minutes)

Kate Bowditch, Remarks
Peter Van Demark, Curator