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Eastern Chapter

The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference    |   View Program    |    View Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 16th at 1 PM
Friday, October 18th, 2019 at noon 

The Hotel DuPont
42 West 11th Street 
Wilmington, DE 19801
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General Information:
We are currently developing our final schedule and will send out additional information in the coming weeks. This year we changed things up a little and developed a program around a specific topic, Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials. 

Program - view full program -  view event schedule

  • Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course from 1 to 5 PM. That will be followed by an Ice Breaker from 6-9 PM.
  • Thursday (10/17/19)agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program that will allow members to meet with USACE district representatives on a one on one basis. In the afternoon w'll have a tour of the historic Dupont Hotel and Wilmington River Walk ending at the Riverfront Iron Hill Craft Brewery for a social event.
  • Friday (10/18/19) will continue with a half day of technical presentations and conclude with Eastern chapter business at about noon.

The Hotel DuPont is an architectural icon internationally renowned hotel, and the pride of Delaware, Hotel DuPont has many stories to tell. Nestled in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware and the picturesque Brandywine Valley, one of the country’s grandest hotels is as rich in history and tradition as it is in atmosphere. The twelve-story Italian Renaissance building debuted in 1913 after a two-and-a-half-year labor of love by French and Italian craftsmen who carved, gilded and painted this exceptional landmark to life. From the lavish splendor of the lobby to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, every detail speaks to an eye for flawless style.

Hotel Reservations:
The Eastern Chapter of WEDA has secured a room block at the Hotel Dupont. Please use the following links to make your room reservations.

Non government reservations - Clcik here - $199 per night

Government reservations - Click here - $128 per night (gov't ID required for per diem rate.)

Hotel Block in nearly sold out at the Hotel Dupont. We have contracted additional rooms at the Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront for both government and non-government attendees. Please call 302-656-2665 and mention "Western Dredging" as the group to get the special rates. 

WEDA's Dredging 101 Short Course - view all details
The Dredging 101 Course is being offered by WEDA as part of our mission to share knowledge and information about dredging. Because WEDA is a non-profit organization, with its goal not to make money but to share information, WEDA is offering this course at the very low cost of $50. The course will occur at the Hotel Dupont on Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm. You can either add this course to your meeting registration or register ONLY for the 101 Course. Click here to register for the meeting and/or the Dredging 101 course separately.

Conference Registration: 

WEDA Member: $300
Non-member: $400
Gov't Employee: $200
Qualifying Students: free (contact info@westerndredging.org for qualifications)
Add Dredging 101 Short Course: $50 

Sponsorships:  (Last day to sponsor is September 27, 2019)

Gold $1000.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Project Pictures or video on Powerpoint
  3. Recognition at the event
  4. Signage at the event
  5. Table for exhibition

Silver $500.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Recognition at the event
  3. Signage at the event
  4. Table for exhibition

Riverfront Social Event / Tour $1000.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Recognition at the event
  3. Signage at the event
  4. Table for exhibition

You may sponsor via CC by clicking here and using the online registration form or contact Steve Miller at smiller@dredge.com for payments by check / invoice.

See you in Wilmington!

Andrew Timmis
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.


2018 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting 

The WEDA Eastern Chapter was held at the DeSoto Hotel from October 16-18, 2018 in Savannah, GA. The Eastern Chapter Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors and members of the press for making the 2018 Eastern Chapter Meeting a riveting success!! We look forward to seeing you next year! The presentations for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking HERE or using the presentation download library links at the bottom of this page. 

We sincerely thank Michael Gerhardt, Dan Hussin, Dylan Davis, Peggy Derrick, Doug Stamper & Devon Carlock for the many years of dedication and service to the Eastern Chapter Board and welcome new Board members:

New Eastern Chapter Board Members

President   Andrew A. Timmis   J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Vice President   Dave Johanson   Great Lakes Dredge and Dock
Treasurer   Walter Dinicola   Anchor QEA, LLC
Secretary   Alexandra Schafer   US Army Corps of Engineers
Program Manager   Steve Miller   Ellicott Dredges, LLC
Past President   N/A   N/A


Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library