In the News

Weekly News of Interest

Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. They also appear in the monthly issue of Wetland News Digest. Readers are encouraged to send links to recent articles, publications, and other resources pertaining to wetlands in their local area to Marla Stelk, Executive Director at  and reference “In the News” in the subject box.

EPA outlines plan to expand wetland protections

Rarely-seen Spoonbills Draw Fans to Huntley Meadows Park

The oldest tree in eastern US survived millennia – but rising seas could kill it

Friends of Detroit River to begin habitat restoration on Sugar Island

Work Underway to Protect Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles on Maui

False spring: Climate change may erode frogs’ ability to withstand salt pollution


Recent Comment Letters

ASWM Comments on Clean Water Act Section 401

On Friday, July 30th, 2021, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) submitted comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Federal Register Notice of Intention to Reconsider and Revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule (Docket # EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0302). ASWM strongly support EPA’s intention to revise those regulations and submitted a comment letter to assist in development of a proposed rule. The full comment letter can be read here.