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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM An important and timely milestone was achieved on Friday, January 6 with publication of the final rule on Issuance and Reissuance of §404 Nationwide Permits in the Federal Register.  For those that prefer a … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I attended the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society’s 2016 Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a sacrifice to have to leave the single digit weather in Maine in December for the … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst In celebration of National Wetlands Month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released a fun and fascinating new online resource called “What’s Wild in Our Wetlands?”  This new website is a delight … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the privilege of vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was a bucket list trip for me – one I’ve wanted to make my whole life. As a child, … Continue reading

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Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making By Tamara Dickinson, Timothy Male, Ali Zaidi – White House Blog – October 7, 2015 Our natural world provides critical contributions that support and protect our communities and economy. For instance, … 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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Leading the Way for Carbon Finance Investments in Coastal Wetlands Contact: Steve Emmett-Mattox – Restore America’s Estuaries – December 17, 2014 Today, the first global Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration Methodology is one step closer to full approval, having cleared … Continue reading

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New Coastal Wetlands Status Report Announced: The Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Coastal Watersheds of the Conterminous United States 2004 to 2009 Contact: Gavin Shire – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service News Release – November 21, 2013 The … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch My son never passes up the chance to put on his exploring hat.  It doesn’t matter that it is a simple touristy purchase from several years ago when it was much too big.  From the moment it … Continue reading

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When hurricanes arrive, the winds blow and the water rises higher and higher. Waves crash against the shore and then rush inland flooding coastal areas.  Afterwards the recovery begins: first with emergency services later followed by long-term recovery efforts including … Continue reading

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