The Association of State Wetland Managers Needs Volunteers

There are always many topic areas and activities ASWM would like to expand to better serve its members, the wetland community and the public. Below is a list of areas where volunteers are needed.

Newsletter Articles

ASWM identifies one or two important wetland topics to write about in each newsletter. 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, 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 Marla Stelk.


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.