Hundreds of environmental educators, managers and scientists are flocking to Cape May for the next couple of days to take part in the Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental summit.
It's been two years but the Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental summit is back in Cape May.
"Our organization is working to protect and enhance the estuary which is the tide part of the bay and river and we want to hear from all of our partners on the latest on good work and research that's been done," said Jennifer Adkins Director of the Partnership of the Delaware Estuary.
And with several major storms recently striking our region, members of the summit knew they had a primary topic to discuss.
"The theme of the summit this year is weather and change and it's really all about looking at the changes in our environment," Adkins explained.
"It's when the extremes happen that's when you start to really understand where the water is going to go and what types of impacts that's going to have on people, bay shore communities and natural resources," said Danielle Kreeger, Science Director of the Delaware Estuary.
Hundreds are expected to attend the three day conference and just like in previous years they plan on tackling some of the many issues that stretches all the way from the start of the Delaware River down to the Delaware Bay.
"So bringing those groups of together to have dialogue in a retreat type atmosphere in Cape May during the winter have been very, very fruitful in the past we had many, many great outcomes," Kreeger said.
And with so many brilliant minds gathering in one place, they realize that their findings will help out in so many different ways.
"It's very, very important that we go forward with economic and ecological health being one of the guiding themes we need to have that balance otherwise we will see an economic impact but a degradation of the natural resources," expressed Kreeger.