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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Ecological restoration is certainly a hot topic these days. The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) has been working on finding solutions for wetland restoration challenges through two different U.S. EPA Wetland Program … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Call me crazy – I threw my hat in the ring to run for my Town Council this fall. It’s not a decision I made lightly. The position will require monthly meetings discussing … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM My summer has been spent waking up to contractors outside of my house – hearing the sound of hammers and power tools – and the repeated announcements by my dog, Alice, letting me … Continue reading

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Researchers say urban wetlands can improve water quality By Donnelle Eller – Des Moines Register – October 30, 2013 Researchers looking at urban wetlands said cities and towns — even homeowners — can use them to capture nutrients that can … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM As a community planner, artist and an environmentalist, I am continually intrigued by the theory of sustainable development and in finding ways to effectively balance the three legs of the “sustainability stool”: the … Continue reading

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