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Monthly Archives: August 2015

By Eileen Shader, Director, River Restoration, American Rivers,, 570-856-1128 As Hurricane Katrina rushed towards New Orleans the nation watched in horror as levees broke and water rushed in. We were even more outraged when we realized that this was … Continue reading

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The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems By Nivedita Khandekar,, Geoffrey Kamadi, and Dan Collyns – The Guaridan – August 19, 2015 Across large swaths of the Thar desert in western India, traditional techniques for harvesting … Continue reading

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Sand Pine in my Longleaf – A restoration problem By Ario Kane – USDA NRCS – Florida Washington County landowners Buz and Gail Harris own 535 acres in the sandhills. Nearly 30 years ago the land was planted in Choctawhatchee … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie The Clean Water Rule is scheduled to begin being implemented on Friday, August 28.  There has been a great deal of press coverage about the new rule, bills introduced into Congress to stop it, as well as … Continue reading

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Integrated Water Resource Protection: RIP in Wisconsin? By Todd Ambs – Wisconsin Academy – Waters of Wisconsin Blog – August 11, 2015 It was a noble effort, the Water Division in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But like … Continue reading

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Time for personal and agency action to save birds: Drought is hammering migratory species and wetlands Chinook Observer Editorial – July 21, 2015 National Geographic, authoritative observer of the world’s wonders, on July 16 published a sad online story detailing … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Let’s face it – “save the seagrass” doesn’t have nearly the same crowd appeal as “save the sea turtles” (or dolphins or manatees for that matter), yet the multiple benefits that seagrasses produce … Continue reading

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Twelve lawsuits brought against EPA’s Clean Water Rule to be heard together By Whitney Forman-Cook –Agri-Pluse – July 31, 2015 A dozen lawsuits brought in protest against the Obama administration’s newly finalized “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule are scheduled … Continue reading

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Crafting Wetland Program Plans to Increase the Likelihood of Securing Appropriated Funds and Grants By Glenn Barnes – Environmental Finance Blog – August 4, 2015 EPA is encouraging all states and tribes to create wetland program plans.  These plans lay out … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch There are many reasons I might not sleep well on any given night, but the most annoying is surely a visit from a single, bloodthirsty, whining mosquito.  Such was my lot two weeks ago when I was … Continue reading

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