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Monthly Archives: May 2015

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM We live in a very interesting time. On one hand, we are experiencing extreme precipitation events that are producing massive amounts of water and thereby causing devastating floods in the country’s interior. Sea … Continue reading

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Why should every American care about the California drought? By Sara Larsen – American Rivers – May 21, 2015 I was talking about this over FaceTime with my Mom in New Jersey. She mentioned that the drought “out there” seems … Continue reading

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Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually By Rachael Bale and Tom Knudson – Reveal News – May 13, 2015 Every spring, bird-watchers from across America gather in Nebraska for one of the continent’s great avian spectacles – … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by William J. Mitsch Ph.D In a report just issued for discussion at a global wetland meeting scheduled for early June in Uruguay, Gardner et al. (2015) gave an astonishing fact that global wetlands are estimated to have … Continue reading

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Meaningful steps toward clean water take decades By Tom Horton – My Eastern Shore MD – May 3, 2105 The Chesapeake Bay just got an important “win,” with Maryland’s agreement to end the spreading of poultry manure across sections of … Continue reading

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All quacked up for wetlands By Russell Bassett – Environment America – May 5, 2015 Without wetlands, ducks would be, well, sitting ducks. All of North America’s duck and goose species depend on wetland habitats for breeding, rearing, and/or for resting … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Thanks to the support of the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and the Switzer Foundation, I was able to attend the National Adaptation Forum in St. Louis, Missouri this week.  This was a chance to meet … Continue reading

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More Ominous News on Wetlands Losses from Sea Level Rise Wetlands Watch – April 17, 2015 The Center for Coastal Resources Management at VIMS got some funding to do a tidal wetlands marsh inventory on the York River. Due to … Continue reading

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Their View: Congress needs to uphold intent of clean water laws By Ed Zygmunt – Centre Daily Times – May 7, 2105 The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are close to finalizing a rule clarifying longstanding … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Mainers love mud. In this part of the world, this time of year is known affectionately as “mud season.” And we love to get up to our ears in it. Why? Because it’s … Continue reading

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