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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM There is perhaps no more iconic symbol of the wetlands and waterways of the nation than the Great Blue Heron.  This beautiful bird is found year round throughout much of the lower 48 states.  … Continue reading

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By Melissa Mullineaux, Intern, ASWM After writing my previous blog, Something’s Fishy, a few weeks ago about water pollution and wetlands’ ability to filter contaminants from water; I got to thinking more about the use of wetlands as a solution … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the honor and privilege of representing the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) at the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I was never a fan of history growing up. Instead of getting to go to kid-centric places like Disneyland or SeaWorld, my parents insisted on taking us on long family vacations to visit historical … Continue reading

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by Peg Bostwick, ASWM I don’t have to sell readers of this blog on the concept that restoration of wetlands can provide major benefits – often at a minimal cost compared to other options – whether your goal is storm … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM May is a very celebratory month for those of us working in the field of natural sciences and policy. To begin with, May is American Wetlands Month. It is also the month when … Continue reading

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Ted Turner: Time to finally protect wetlands, streams By Ted Turner – CNN Opinion – April 2, 2014 Clean water is vital to every single American. Families should be able to turn on the tap and have safe drinking water … Continue reading

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On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to resolve much of the … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The ancient Greek philosopher and sage Epictetus is credited as saying, “First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” Yes, well, easier said than done. In a world where buzzwords … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Maine’s recent ice storm and the nation’s current cold spell has certainly reminded us of how our world changes when we hit deep winter.  During this time of the year, we look for any positive ways to … Continue reading

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