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Monthly Archives: October 2014

by Peg Bostwick, ASWM I spent the first part of this week in Denver at a meeting of the National Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workgroup.  And, even though I know that wetlanders are an innovative bunch, I was a bit … Continue reading

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Prepare for climate change — or else, says FEMA  By Chuck Hegberg – GreenBiz Blog – October 9, 2014 The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which helps communities recover from natural disasters, is making a big policy change. It’s been in the … Continue reading

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Strengthening and protecting the Clean Water Act By Jimmy Hague and Jan Goldman-Cater – Providence Journal – October 24, 2014 The Clean Water Act, which turned 42 this month, is the most successful tool our country has to protect our water. … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch   I was watching the movie Jurassic Park with my family this past weekend.  I have always been quite taken with Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcom and especially his campy and somewhat misguided delivery of the … Continue reading

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Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater  Desmog Blog – October 7, 2014 After California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used … Continue reading

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Rebuilding “Who-ville” – Our Lost and Forgotten Underworld Communities  By Chuck Hegberg – Center for Watershed Protection – Runoff Ramblings Blog – September 18, 2014 The old adage, “necessity is the mother of invention” speaks volumes to the efforts being invested … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I was never a fan of history growing up. Instead of getting to go to kid-centric places like Disneyland or SeaWorld, my parents insisted on taking us on long family vacations to visit historical … Continue reading

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Common Ground Relief opens wetlands center in New Orleans Times-Picayume – October 10, 2014 Common Ground Relief will open Cabane Coypu and the Wetlands Contemplative Center at its Native Plant Nursery 2.0, which provides plant material needed for its … Continue reading

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Out of Sandy, Lessons in Helping Coastal Marshes Recover from Storms By Ashley Braun – NOAA’s Response and Restoration Blog – October 3, 2014 Boats capsized in a sea of grass. Tall trees and power lines toppled over. A dark … Continue reading

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There are days when I am discouraged and it seems like public policy can be summed up in a few words: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”                   … Continue reading

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