Wetland Fact Sheets

EPA Region 8 Video “Wetlands and Wonder: Reconnecting Children with Nearby Nature” Wins International Award

A wetlands education video produced by the Ecosystems Protection Program in Region 8 has won a Merit Award from the International Wildlife Film Festival. As the recipient of a merit award, EPA is found in the company of other winners such as BBC, Disney Nature, and Animal. Key Region 8 staff involved in producing the video included Darcy Campbell, Gene Reetz (now retired) and Julia McCarthy. The video, which includes an interview with Richard Louv, internationally acclaimed author of Last Child in the Woods, was also chosen by EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds to be a focus for American Wetlands Month in May.  The film will be screened at the Festival in Missoula, Montana on May 12, 2009. 

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Help keep EP’s water clean

April 29, 2009
Jump into wetlands and ponds and discover how professionals discover the processes which help keep our water clean and our plants and animals healthy! Run by the Hennepin Conservation District, the Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP) provides local citizens an opportunity to get in touch with the local environment by providing a hands on approach to data collection,” according to a news release.

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