I also made some great local connections and had a chance to talk to the woman who is the local 'expert' on wetlands and wetland mitigation for developers. She advised me to contact the developer of the land to the west of us about our concerns for run off onto our property both during and after construction. She said that he is a great guy to work with and is one of the local developers who actually 'gets it' without being forced.
I get to go back tomorrow for another day. On tomorrow's agenda: designing resilience and learning about polyculture. I can hardly wait.
Oh, and as you can see by the picture- I did get an autograph.