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Monthly Archives: February 2015

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Blah blah blah. Wah wah wah wah wah (imagine the voice of Charlie Brown’s mother). Do you ever feel that way, too? I am overwhelmed almost daily by the avalanche of information that … Continue reading

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Ramsar Convention takes Mexico’s example to protect wetlands worldwide Contact: Jatziri Pérez – World Wildlife Fund – February 19, 2015 The 48th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee approved the resolution submitted by the Mexican government supported by the World … Continue reading

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Storm Water Management Model Gets Climate Update By Marguerite Huber – EPA Blog – It All Starts with Science – February 13, 2015 EPA researchers are developing strategies and resources to help city planners, managers, and others address stormwater runoff problems, … Continue reading

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By Peg Bostwick, ASWM On April 21, 2014  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers issued an Interpretive Rule regarding the exemption of certain agricultural conservation practices under §404 of the Clean Water Act.  An associated MOA … Continue reading

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Stanford on Verge of Momentous Dam Decision By Steve Rothert – American Rivers – February 13, 2015 After 15 years of pushing by American Rivers and partners such as Beyond Searsville Dam (BSD), Stanford University could finally start taking responsibility … Continue reading

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How protecting our coastlines could save taxpayers billions By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – February 11, 2015 How do we save millions (and perhaps billions) in federal tax dollars – while at the same time giving flood-prone coastal … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie The main office of the Association of State Wetland Managers is located in Maine – about 15 miles inland from Portland.  As I write this, snow totals locally are around 85 inches for the year.  There is … Continue reading

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Can We Reverse Engineer the Environment? By Donovan Hohn – The New York Times Magazine – February 6, 2015 Across the top of the map, above the Arctic’s Mer Glaciale, there floats a banner inscribed with a legend that in … Continue reading

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Wetlands do triple duty to protect people and the environment By Rebecca Shaw – Environmental Defense Fund– February 2, 2015 Beyond their beauty, wetlands provide countless services on which wildlife, coastal communities and the world at large depend. They protect … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Over the last year, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and its partners have opened a dialog about wetlands and stormwater management with the well-documented understanding that stormwater pollution frequently flows into wetlands in ways that … Continue reading

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