Corps hosts wetlands field exercise at Savannah State University
SAVANNAH, Ga.--Eighteen Savannah State University students tested their abilities to identify wetlands during a field exercise hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, May 16, 2013. Regulatory specialists with the Corps explained the wetland permitting process and how to identify types of wetlands based on soil conditions and plant growth. The session was part of Savannah State’s PRISM program—Proactive Recruitment for Introductory Science and Mathematics. The program aims to increase the number of freshmen and sophomore students majoring in math and science disciplines at SSU and support them through graduation and to successful entry into graduate school or professional careers. The Corps has an ongoing partnership with the university to contribute to outreach and education activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Corps’ Savannah District manages wetlands permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act for any projects affecting U.S. waters within the state of Georgia. USACE photo by Tracy Robillard