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Monthly Archives: April 2017

by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was created in 1991 by  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector partners to “celebrate the vital importance … Continue reading

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Why Rust Belt States Are Tackling Methane When Trump Won’t By Dan Grossman – Forbes – March 23, 2017 Nobody raises an eyebrow when California takes steps to rein in air pollution – but what’s going on when conservative-leaning rust belt states … Continue reading

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Wetland Watchers Celebration’ introduces new crop of students to outdoors By Barry Guillot – Nola-The Times-Picayume – April 9, 2017 St. Charles Parish Wetland Watchers Park is a popular place on the weekends. Hundreds of people visit the lakeshore park … Continue reading

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An opinion-editorial by Kevin G. Coulton, PE[1], CFM[2] March 10, 2017 An extended article will appear in ASWM’s March/April issue of Wetland News. [1,225 words] The Trump Administration has announced an “America’s Infrastructure First” policy[3]. While I am supportive of … Continue reading

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Can Oysters, Coastal Restoration Create Jobs? By Ashita Gona – Coastal Review Online – March 30, 2017 When European settlers first arrived in North Carolina’s sounds, historical accounts indicate that the water was so clear a dropped coin could be … Continue reading

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VIDEO: In Chesapeake Bay cleanup, a larger ecosystem at stake By Julia Wall, Logan Jaffee and Guglielmo Mattiol – The New York Times-The Daily 360 – April 11, 2017 – Video To view video, click here.  

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Dam Busters By Paul Greenberg – Hakai Magazine – April 4, 2017 In staid New England, if a younger man drives onto the property of an elderly woman and threatens to knock something down, you expect pushback: an argument, a … Continue reading

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Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers By Lauren Sommer – npr –  March 29, 2017 After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Please note that this is a compilation of information developed by other organizations and agencies working on the protection of ephemeral wetlands and the organisms that rely on them.  All sources are cited with … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Proposes Additional Budget Cuts at U.S. EPA By Andrea Wortzel and Kevin G. Desharnais – Environmental Law & Policy Monitor – March 30, 2017 Continuing its call for reduced spending at U.S. EPA, the Trump administration proposed additional … Continue reading

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