ASWM has been a valuable source for wetland-related news for over 10 years. It publishes the monthly "Wetland Breaking News," which is widely read as a national publication. News items are also posted under major topic categories, for example, climate change, Gulf oil spill, state wetland program news and job postings. These can be found in the drop-down menu below "News," or select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read. In Wetland Breaking Newsaddition to publishing WBN, the Association also offers original content with announcements, legal analysis, quirky wetland stories and more on its weekly blog, The Compleat Wetlander.

Great Lakes Restoration Database launched

Contact: Heather Braun – Great Lakes Commission – October 23, 2013

The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the launch of a new online Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD), available at The site showcases, in one easy-to-access location, projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area. To read full announcement, click here.

Job: Conservation Specialist, VA

Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District seeks a Conservation Specialist located in Warsaw Virginia. This person will assist in fulfilling the District’s mission of promoting the stewardship of natural resources through leadership, education, and technical assistance within Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties. For more information, click here. Application deadline is September 12 2014.

Weather-Related Disasters: The New Normal?

By Richard Doak – Des Moines Register

People have noticed that "100-year floods" seem to be soaking Iowa every couple of years lately. If there was any doubt that we are living through an extraordinary era in the Earth's history, this extraordinary year should dispel it. When what is supposed to happen on average once a century begins to happen every other year, something has changed. Welcome to post-climate-change Iowa. In Iowa after climate change, torrential summer downpours are the usual, not the exception.

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