Meetings and Events

Each year NCAEP holds up to four dinner meetings in Raleigh, and over the last several years we have been expanding our meetings to Charlotte and Wilmington. Topics range across the diverse interests of our membership including natural resources, stream and wetland restoration, NEPA/SEPA, stormwater issues, regulatory updates, environmental ethics, and a variety of other topics. Our past speakers have included senior members of NCDENR, NCDWQ, local governments, and the Whitehouse Council of Environmental Quality. Many of our speakers' past presentations are available on the Past Meetings link. Most of our dinner meetings provide 1 Professional Development Hour of credit for those needing to keep up with certifications.

Each meeting begins with a social hour and gives our members the chance to catch up with old acquaintances and news from other specialties or interests. We then ask our speakers to present from 15 to 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Come join us and learn something new!

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Art Bar
    • 64
    Kenneth Waldroup, PE, Assistant Public Utilities Director with the City of Raleigh and Mark T. Senior, PE, Senior Project Engineer with WK Dickson (former acting Director the City of Raleigh Stormwater Management Division) will be discussing Municipal Umbrella Stream and Wetland Mitigation Banking in Raleigh.  The City of Raleigh Umbrella Mitigation Bank was established in 2010 in order to provide local mitigation for impacts associated primarily with roadway and utility projects.  They will discuss the program's history, its current status, how Raleigh has been using this program, what other communities are doing, the status of proposed legislative changes to the program, and unexplored opportunities.  Audience questions and interaction are encouraged throughout the meeting.

    DATE:   2 March 2017
                 Social Hour starting at 5:30 PM
                 Dinner at 6:30 PM
                 Speaker(s) at ~7:00 PM

    LOCATION: Art Bar
                       6109 Maddry Oaks Court
                       Raleigh, NC 27616 


    If you have registered for the event and would like to request a vegetarian entree, please contact

    • 08 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • WK Dickson (616 Colonnade Dr., Charlotte, NC) or WK Dickson (720 Corporate Center Dr., Raleigh, NC) or WK Dickson (909 Market St., Wilmington, NC)

    WEDNESDAY, 8 March 2017

    Environmental Practice in Flux: Transitioning to the Trump Administration

    National Association of Environmental Professionals

    As we transition to governance under the new Trump Administration a number of questions are at hand for environmental practitioners.  Whether you work in the public or private sector in the environmental field you are probably asking yourself what policies or regulations may change and on what timeline, what funding may be impacted, and how should I plan for the future and advise clients in these uncertain times.  This webinar brings together experienced professionals to discuss these and other timely topics.  Observations on what has transpired since the inauguration related to the environmental profession will also be shared.


    • Jeremy Bernstein, Publisher InsideEPA and Author of recent Environmental Law Institute article "A Long Bumpy Road"
    • Kit Muller, Bureau of Land Management Strategic Planner
    • Leslie Moulton-Post, President-Chief Executive Office Environmental Science Associates
    • Nada Culver (or Pam Eaton), Senior Counsel The Wilderness Society

    This event is free for current NCAEP members that attend at WK Dickson (Charlotte) or WK Dickson (Raleigh) or WK Dickson (Wilmington). Not a member? Join today!

    Questions:  Contact Ward Marotti (WK Dickson; or  919-368-8043)

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • Durham, NC

    The Conference website is at:

    NAEP and NCAEP look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant exciting city located in the east central portion of the Piedmont region. Conveniently located just 15 miles from the Raleigh-Durham airport, the city is experiencing a revitalization in its postindustrial phase and creating a new identity based on its distinct districts and neighborhoods that offer nationally recognized restaurants and note-worthy attractions.

    The downtown area boasts an amazing array of restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries, retail and other options - many of which are within a short walking distance of the Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, the NAEP host hotel.

    If walking is not part of your plan, the Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus which makes stops throughout the downtown area.

    Durham is rich with culture - from native Piedmont blues to turn-of-the century tobacco warehouses that have been transformed into offices, retail and dining. The Bull City offers new arts and entertainment nightly. Truly, there is something for everyone.

    For more on Durham, NC, visit

Past events

24 Jan 2017 Dinner Meeting - Proposed Water Quality Permit Revisions: Comment Period Open
27 Oct 2016 Dinner Meeting - NEPA/SEPA Update: Jennifer Haynie, NC Division of Water Infrastructure
13 Sep 2016 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
18 Aug 2016 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - Charlotte's Umbrella Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank: Past, Present and Future
05 May 2016 2016 Pig Pickin'
03 May 2016 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
21 Mar 2016 NC SAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
25 Feb 2016 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - NC SAM and NC WAM
27 Jan 2016 Raleigh Winter Post-Holiday Social 2016
20 Jan 2016 Webinar: Status of the Clean Water Rule
10 Dec 2015 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2015 Legislative Updates
11 Nov 2015 Phase I ESA 1527-13 Updated Requirements for “All Appropriate Inquiries”
02 Oct 2015 October 2, 2015 NATURAL COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP, Durham, NC area
01 Oct 2015 Nutrient Management: Implications for Mitigation
01 Oct 2015 October 1, 2015 NATURAL COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP, Durham, NC area
10 Sep 2015 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - Advancing the Science, Policy, and Approach of Stream Restoration
13 Aug 2015 Northern Long-eared Bat Listing Update - USF&WS Asheville Dinner Meeting
03 Jun 2015 June 3, 2015 Workshop: Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Hickory Nut Gorge Area, Rutherford County, NC
14 May 2015 May 14th Raleigh Dinner Meeting - USF&WS listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat
30 Apr 2015 2015 Pig Pickin'
10 Apr 2015 Spring Herb Identification Workshop
25 Mar 2015 Webinar: Consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act Programmatic: NEPA Reviews
12 Mar 2015 Dinner Meeting - Donald van der Vaart, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
27 Feb 2015 Winter Plant Identification Workshop (moved to rain date)
25 Feb 2015 Webinar: Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews
12 Feb 2015 Charlotte Winter Post-Holiday Social
28 Jan 2015 Webinar: Integrating Analysis of Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change in NEPA Documents
22 Jan 2015 Raleigh Winter Post-Holiday Social 2015
04 Dec 2014 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2014 Legislative Updates
03 Oct 2014 October 3, 2014 Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Uwharrie National Forest, Montgomery County, NC
02 Oct 2014 October 2, 2014 Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Uwharrie National Forest, Montgomery County, NC
25 Sep 2014 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases
17 Sep 2014 The Role of the Environmental Professional in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery
24 Jul 2014 Wilmington Dinner Meeting - Update: Ecosystem Enhancement Program
29 May 2014 Piedmont Rare Species and Mafic Rock Communities Workshop and Fieldtrip to Durham and Granville Counties, NC
22 May 2014 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - The Environmental Management Commission & the Regulatory Reform Act
21 May 2014 NEPA 2013 Legal and Regulatory Update
07 Apr 2014 2014 NAEP Conference in St. Petersburg, FL
03 Apr 2014 Dinner Meeting - John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
09 Jan 2014 Winter Post-Holiday Social 2014
05 Dec 2013 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2013 Legislative Updates
09 Oct 2013 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - 2013 Legislative Updates
13 Sep 2013 Middle Coastal Plain (Bladen Lakes Area) Rare Plants & Natural Communities Workshop
15 Aug 2013 Clean Water Management Trust Fund and Natural Heritage Program Updates
06 Jun 2013 Coastal Plain Rare Plants Workshop
22 May 2013 2013 Pig Pickin'
21 Mar 2013 Dinner Meeting - John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
24 Jan 2013 Winter Post-Holiday Social 2013
06 Dec 2012 Regulatory Reform and the Environment at the NC General Assembly
11 Oct 2012 Southern Mountain Rare Plants Workshop
19 Sep 2012 Charlotte Webinar - USACOE Permitting and 401 Water Quality Certifications
19 Sep 2012 Raleigh Webinar - USACOE Permitting and 401 Water Quality Certifications
13 Sep 2012 Will Harman to speak on: A Function-Based Framework for Stream Assessment and Restoration Projects
23 Aug 2012 Water Quality Improvements in Charlotte/Mecklenburg: Planning, Implementation, and Ongoing Opportunities
21 Jun 2012 The Environmental Footprint of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing
20 Jun 2012 Webinar - NEPA Legal and Policy Update
23 May 2012 2012 Pig Pickin'
20 Apr 2012 Western Piedmont Rare Plants Workshop
29 Mar 2012 Determining Ecological Flows for River Basin Planning in North Carolina
18 Jan 2012 Winter Holiday Social 2012
08 Dec 2011 Environmental Decision Making: From Theory to Participation
15 Nov 2011 USACE Regulatory Update – NCWAM & NCSAM
08 Sep 2011 EEP Version 2.0
11 Aug 2011 Current Trends in Stormwater Management
15 Jun 2011 NAEP Webinar - NEPA Legal and Policy Update
09 Jun 2011 Consolidated Buffer Rules and other DWQ Updates
19 May 2011 Basinwide Planning / Waters Committee Meeting
17 May 2011 2011 Pig Pickin'
07 Apr 2011 NAEP CEQ Webinar
03 Mar 2011 Compensatory Stream and Wetland Mitigation: An Evaluation of Regulatory Success
12 Jan 2011 Winter Holiday Social
04 Nov 2010 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Nov. Dinner Meeting @ BB&Y Restaurant
17 Oct 2010 Crowder District Park Invasive Species Workshop
21 Sep 2010 Fall Dinner Meeting @ BB&Y Restaurant

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