Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) May 3, 2010
Nearly 500 key players in this green industry will participate in the 13th National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference that opens tomorrow at the Hilton Austin.
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and Dianna Noble, Director of Environmental Affairs for Texas Department of Transportation, will address the opening session Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the hotel’s 6th floor Grand Ballroom F/G.
A speaker from the United Kingdom will describe the emerging practice of banking in the European Union.
During Wednesday’s Lunch Plenary, preliminary results of a survey of multiple uses of banks (credit stacking) will be presented.
Bankers from throughout the nation will participate, as will bank users, potential bankers and the industry’s regulators, including the Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fish & Wildlife Service.
Established as an independent national conference that brings together regulators, bankers, users and environmentalists, the Conference is known for its hands-on participatory sessions and networking opportunities.
Conference supporters are major players in banking, including The Conservation Fund, the National Mitigation Banking Association, and bankers Earthmark Mitigation Services LLC, Environmental Banc & Exchange LLC, Environmental Heritage Investors LLC, Marsh Resources Inc., Restoration Systems, Timbervest, LLC, Westervelt Ecological Services, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., The Wetlandsbank Group, and Wildlands Inc. Federal sponsors include the Federal Highway Administration, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency