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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 Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In November, 2015, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment. Essentially it’s a directive for federal agencies to “adopt a clear … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Today I was able to bring my dog, Alice, in to the office with me. She’s a rescue dog that was found as a stray after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. She traveled … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM There are just some things in life that you either like or don’t like, with the few exceptions of course for folks who just don’t seem to have an opinion. Like mayonnaise for … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM We live in a very polarized country, where political language is dominated by sound bites that sadly do not reflect in-depth research or objective understanding of the issues at hand. It’s a political … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I had the good fortune in late June to spend a week on Long Pond in Mt. Vernon, Maine. It is one of seven lakes that comprise the Belgrade Lakes Region in Maine. … Continue reading

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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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by Brenda Zollitsch I have been working in the area of water resource policy and management for two decades and specifically on reducing the impacts of stormwater pollution for the last eleven years.  At ASWM, among my many other projects, … Continue reading

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