Southeast Trainings on Dam Removal Intersections with Climate, Community, and Nature

American Rivers is pleased to invite you to a training focusing on how dam removal supports climate change adaptation, biodiversity protection, and local communities. This training is one day, free to attend, and for anyone interested in reconnecting rivers. The agenda and links to RSVP are below. We are hosting four of these trainings across NC, SC, TN, and GA. 

Lunch will be catered and can be paid for at the event, or you can bring your own lunch. Please RSVP as space is limited.

We thank the Wildlife Conservation Society for their funding support of the training. 


9:30 am    Check in/Networking

10 am       Session One – Healthy Rivers Icebreaker

11 am       Dam Removal 101- Connections to Climate Change, Community and Biodiversity

12 pm       Lunch (catered, $TBD per person to be paid at event)

12:45pm  Short Film Screening

1 pm         Case Studies Activities

2:30 pm    Close the Loop – Questions and Answers

3:00 pm    Adjourn


South Carolina
Thursday, September 14, 2023
9am – 3pm
Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC, 29212

Please contact Erin McCombs or Janae Davis with questions. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
9:30am – 3pm
Alcoy Conservation Center, Georgia Wildlife Federation, 11600 Hazelbrand Rd, Covington, GA, 30014 

Please contact Erin McCombs or Ben Emanuel with questions.

October 26, 2023
9:30am – 3pm
Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, 175 Baylor School Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Please contact Erin McCombs with questions.

North Carolina
November 8, 2023
9:30am – 3pm
Asheboro Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, NC, 27205

Please contact Erin McCombs with questions.