In 1994, our community of researchers, managers, agency personnel, NGO members, and citizens met for the first time at the Savannah River Ecology Lab. The 1994 Workshop was convened in response to growing concern about declining terrapin populations, with the goals of identifying threats to terrapin populations and producing recommendations for management agencies. The major findings and recommendations compiled from the 1994 Workshop (Seigel and Gibbons, 1995) have served as a springboard for scientific research and conservation actions that continue today. Every three years since 1994, the DTWG hosts the Workshop on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin. In 2022, the 9th Workshop will be held in Athens, GA.
In addition, each DTWG region hosts regular (semi-annual) meetings among its member states.
Triennial Workshops on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin
10th Workshop, 2025... somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region! Stay tuned.
9th Workshop, October 28-20, 2022, Athens GA (Program and Abstracts)
8th Workshop, October 11-13, 2019, Wilmington, NC (Presentations and Abstracts)
7th Workshop, October 28-30, 2016, Fairhope, AL (Presentations and Abstracts)
6th Workshop, November 12-14, 2013, Kiawah, SC
5th Workshop, November 12-14, 2010, Chauvin, LA
4th Workshop, August 10-12, 2007, Millersville, MD
3rd Workshop, September 17-19, 2004, Jacksonville, FL
2nd Workshop, October 5-8, 2000, Stone Harbor, NJ
Inaugural Workshop, August 2, 1994, Aiken, SC
Southeast Regional Working Group Meeting - Friday 5 November 2021
Mid-Atlantic Regional Working Group Meeting - Friday 20 August 2021
Northeast Regional Working Group Meeting, Saturday 5 May 2018, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet MA.
Southeast Regional Working Group Meeting - Saturday 7 March 2015 Marine Extension Service (MAREX) Brunswick GA.
Management and conservation of diamondback terrapins in Tampa Bay: a symposium for environmental professionals, December 3 2011 at the Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Northeast diamondback terrapin working group annual meeting. 1 October, 2011 SoundWaters Coastal Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut.
Florida Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at University of Florida Research and Education Center, 3205 College Avenue, Davie FL.
Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting Tuesday December 3rd 2009 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, : New Hanover Cooperative Extension Auditorium, Wilmington, NC.
Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting Tuesday December 8th 2009 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, : New Hanover Cooperative Extension Auditorium, Wilmington, NC.
Gulf Coast Terrapin Working Group, February 5, 2009 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Estuarine Resources Center in Gautier, MS.
Florida Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Saturday, February 7, 2009 at POW/MIA Pineda Landing Park, 5995 US Highway 1, North Melbourne, FL.
Northeast Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Saturday, Sept 27, 2008 at Wellfleet Audubon, Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod.
Gulf Coast Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Saturday, February 7, 2008 at the Five Rivers Delta Resources Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Mid-Atantic Diamondback Terrapin Working Group (MADTWG ) Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Laboratory (VIMS Lab.) in Wachapreague VA.
Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting Sunday, February 27, 2008 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, Doubletree Guest Suite, 181 Church Street Charleston SC.
Florida Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, February 9, 2008. Senator George G. Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory, Cedar Key, FL.
MidAtlantic Regional Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, Friday, March 2, 2007. 9 am-4 pm. The Biden Environmental Training Center, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware.
Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting Sunday, February 25, 2007 6 pm, Sea Turtle Symposium, Eton Conference Room in the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Florida Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, February 10, 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies (St. Petersburg, Florida).
Northeastern Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, September 16, 2006, The New England Aquarium (Boston, Massachusetts).
Gulf Coast Working Group Regional Meeting, April 7, 2006, Gulf Coast Research Lab, Ocean Springs Mississippi.
Mid-Atlantic Working Group Conference Call, 28 and 29 March 2006, Hosted by Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bowie, MD.
Georgia Diamondback Terrapin Workshop, March 8, 2006 (10:00-14:30), Jekyll Island Conference Center, Jekyll Island, GA.
Florida Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, February 4, 2006, Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Florida).
The Northeast Regional Meeting - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at the Saybrook Pavillion, 155 College Street, Old Saybrook, CT, at the mouth of the Connecticut River.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting - April 1 – 2, 2005. The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ.
Florida Regional Meeting - 5 February 2005 in Oviedo, FL.
Southeast Regional Meeting - January 18, 2005, Savannah, GA.
Gulf Coast Regional Meeting - December 10, 2004 - University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.