News

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.

New York


NY: Changing Climate Makes City Stormwater Management Harder, Health Risks Higher  
By Sarah Crean Gotham Gazette September 2, 2014

NY: EPA Takes Action to Protect Wetlands in Western New York; Cites Local Company for Filling in Over Sixteen Acres of Wetlands, Adjacent to the Cassadaga Creek
Contact: John Martin – EPA – May 8, 2014
For more information on EPA’s work to protect wetlands, click here.


NY: Congressman Chris Collins Leads Fight Against EPA’s Expansion of Clean Water Act
Congressman Chris Collins – U.S. House of Representatives – April 15, 2014

NY: New York City Announces $6 Million in Green Infrastructure Grants
Stormwater Report – March 25, 2014

NY: Dredging up the truth 
By Brendan J. Lyons – Albany Times Union – March 8, 2014

NY: Fourth tank discharging into kill
By Barbara Reina – Register-Star – February 15, 2014

NY: Pete Seeger's advocacy for Hudson River endures
Lohud.com – January 28, 2014 – Video

NY: Clammers sue city for post-Hurricane Sandy sewage pollution that tainted shellfish
By Barbara Ross and Ginger Adams Otis – New York Daily News – January 25, 2014

NY: State critical of PCB proposal
By Brian Nearing – The Times Union – January 1, 2014

NY: City to Restore 68-Acres of Wetlands on Staten Island
By Nicholas Rizzi – DNAinfo New York – December 24, 2013

NY: EPA Awards $345, 000 to Protect Wetlands in New York
ESF Communications – December 11, 2013

NY: Proponents of new Lake Ontario water regulation plan call it 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity
By David Figuar – Syracuse.com – November 24, 2013

NY: Environmental groups organized cleanup of Union Beach wetlands
By Jennifer Merkel – Asbury Park Press – November 16, 2013

NY: Big Plans To Unite Coney Island Wetlands With Bath Beach’s Calvert Vaux Park
By Willie Simpson – Bensonhurst Bean – November 8, 2013

NY: Photos: One Year After Sandy, Big Plans For Coney Island Wetlands
By John Del Signore – Gothamist – October 30, 2013 – Photos and Video

 

NY: Natural Allies for the Next Sandy
By Henry Fountain – The New York Times – October 28, 2013

NY: Clarkson team to review state wetland restoration projects
By Barry Wygel – YNN – October 2, 2013 – Video

VA/NY: Book offers advice to preserve forests, wetlands
Watertown Daily Times – June 24, 2013

NY: Discovery Wetlands Cruise Season Begins Sightseeing Tours Along Long Island’s North Shore
Long Island Exchange – May 14, 2013

NY: To Protect Great Lakes From Ballast Water Invaders National Wildlife Federation Asks For Restraining Order
By Jordan Lubetkin – National Wildlife Federation – May 2, 2013

NY: Permit to build on Staten Island tidal wetlands issued, but groups still protesting 
By Mark D. Stein – Staten Island Advance – April 20, 2013

NY: Frog-phobic NY man wins $1.6M after runoff water turns his property into wetlands
NJ.com – Apr 8, 2013

NY: Staten Island street often swamped by swampy spill-over
By Mark D. Stein – Staten Island Advance – April 6, 2013

NY: Major Step Taken by NY & Northeast States to Fight Climate Change
By Christopher Boyle – News LI.com – February 7, 2013

NY: Storm Panel Recommends Major Changes in New York
By Matthew L. Wald and Danny Hakim – The New York Times – January 6, 2013

NY: In the Bronx, Restoring a Fleeting Paradise
By Liz Robbins – New York Times – January 5, 2013
For a related story, Lessons From Sandy: Even New Green Infrastructure Was Destroyed, click here.

NY: A Plan To Hurricane-Proof New York, With A Ring Of Wetlands
By Linda Tischler – Co.Design – December 2012

NY: Oysters Eyed as Help for New York Harbor
By Mary Godfrey – ABC News – December 2, 2012

NY: Put up the NYC floodgates, planners urge
Trib Live – November 25, 2012

NY: Post Sandy, Wetlands Could Help Shore Up NYC’s Defense
By Marit Larson Climate Central November 12, 2012

NY: Battered NYC Looks for Ways to Hold Back the Sea
By Bruce Stutz – environment 360 – November 6, 2012

NY: What It Would Take to Hurricane-Proof New York
By Rebecca Greenfield – The Atlantic Wire – November 2, 2012

NY: Kids study water levels' impact on St. Lawrence wetlands
By Joanna Richards – North Country Public Radio – October 24, 2012

NY: Montezuma Audubon Center hosts lecture on natural history of Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the Finger Lakes
By David Figura – The Post-Standard – October 23, 2012

NY: Off the Beaten Path: Bashakill: a wetland wonderland 
By Heather Yakin – Times-Herald Record – August 5, 2012

NY: Ducks Unlimited - New York In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument
Ducks Unlimited – July 31, 2012

NY: Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act
By Jon Campbell – Lohud – June 23, 2012
For more information, visit NY’s Riverkeeper’s webpage.

NY: New York City Considers Wetlands, Surge Barriers To Protect Against Rising Seas
By David Ferris – Forbes – May 31, 2012

NY: A New Species in New York Was Croaking in Plain Sight
By Lisa W. Foderaro – New York Times – March 13, 2012

 

Climate change may speed up forests’ life cycles

By Thomas Anderson – TG Daily – September 12, 2013

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates. But a new study of 65 different species in 31 eastern states finds evidence of a different, unexpected response. Nearly 80 percent of the species aren’t yet shifting their geographic distributions to higher latitudes. Instead, they’re staying in place – but speeding up their life cycles. For full story, click here.

ELI Handbook: Prioritizing Wetland & Stream Rest. & Protection

By Eric Sweeney, et al. – Environmental Law Institute – 2013

ELI published A Handbook for Prioritizing Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Using Landscape Analysis Tools (2013), to provide states, tribes, and local governments with information about the range of tools used by wetland programs across the country. This page and its related supporting materials are derived from the handbook. Our research draws from interviews and the review of available documentation for 30 wetland and stream programs, comprising a total of 115 prioritization tools. We identified and analyzed the four categories of tools and programs that are designed to prioritize wetland and stream restoration and protection sites. For more information and to download the report, click here.