The Association of State Wetland Managers Needs Volunteers
There are always many topic areas and activities the Association of State Wetland Mangers (ASWM) would like to expand to better serve its members, the wetland community and the public. Below are areas where volunteers are needed.
Volunteers are needed each year to help ASWM with conferences/workshops. Volunteers can assist with conference planning by joining the conference advisory committee and taking on specific tasks; these include organizing concurrent sessions, supervising displays, organizing field trips, and many other tasks. During the conference volunteers are needed to moderate sessions, moderate lunch discussions, load power-point presentations, staff the registration desk and many other activities.
To inquire about volunteering for one of our conferences/workshops contact Laura Burchill.
ASWM board members are elected to serve two-year terms on the ASWM Board. Officers and At Large members are elected on alternate years. Under ASWM’s By-laws, the Nominating Committee provides a slate of candidates each year with one nominee for each of the positions to be filled.
Nominees must be members in good standing of the Association and only employees of state or tribal agencies may serve as Chair or Vice Chair of the Association. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on ASWM’s Board, please contact Marla Stelk, Executive Director.
ASWM identifies one or two important wetland topics to write about in each issue of Wetland News. These can be program, policy, science or legal issues. Topics such as marsh dieback, wetlands and natural hazards, wetland mapping, climate change, opportunities for local government, revisions to federal or state policies, and special wetland places are examples of a few of the topics that might be covered. Articles should be 1,000 words or less and should provide links to websites and/or other places readers can refer to get more detailed information.
To inquire about submitting an article, contact Laura Burchill.
ASWM is always looking for wetland photos from different areas of the country. If you would like to share a photo to feature in Wetland News or Wetland News Digest, please send your photo to Laura Burchill.