News

ASWM has been a valuable source for wetland-related news for over 10 years. It publishes the monthly "Wetland Breaking News," which is widely read as a national publication. News items are also posted under major topic categories, for example, climate change, Gulf oil spill, state wetland program news and job postings. These can be found in the drop-down menu below "News," or select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read. In Wetland Breaking Newsaddition to publishing WBN, the Association also offers original content with announcements, legal analysis, quirky wetland stories and more on its weekly blog, The Compleat Wetlander.

Enbridge Could Be Forced to Boost Pipeline Safety in MI

By David Hasemyer – Inside Climate News – December 2, 2013

After being caught on video allowing oily water to flow into a creek while it was testing its 6B pipeline, Enbridge seen agreeing to deal with officials. Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge, Inc. over a series of violations of the state's water laws that occurred earlier this year. For full story, click here.

Wetland Aquaculture Potential in Spain Highlighted

The Fish Site – December 4, 2013

The SEAFARE (Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe) project held a one-day seminar at Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA)’s headquarters in Seville (Spain) on 30 October 2013 as part of the dissemination activities carried out to present the main outcomes of the project. The seminar, entitled The potential for wetland aquaculture; balancing economic development and conservation benefits, focused on the potential benefits of implementing wetland aquaculture in the Gulf of Cadiz region, and attracted more than 50 stakeholders from Spain, Portugal and the United States. For full story, click here.

Ducks Unlimited officials: Massena wetland mitigation will be local

By Andy Gardner – North Country Now – October 23, 2013

Monies the Massena Town Council decided last week to spend on a Ducks Unlimited wetland mitigation program will go toward local wetland restoration, according to officials from the group. Because the town’s improvement projects at Massena International Airport disturb the local wetland habitat, they are required by law to mitigate the damage. “Ducks Unlimited is required to spend the money in the same service area as it is paid in,” Ducks Unlimited Mitigation Program Manager Pete Wyckoff said Tuesday. For full story, click here.