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.

Escambia County looking to add 337 acres to southwest wetlands preserve

Duck Clubs work together for Lake Erie wetlands

King Tide Flooding on SF Waterfront Foreshadows Future Climate Change Norm

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack could largely vanish by 2040s as climate warms, scientists say

Making Better Bioplastics for Marine Use

West Palm Beach continues $800K construction to lessen impacts of climate change 

Recent Comment Letters

ASWM Submits Comments on WOTUS

On October 4, 2021, the Association of State Wetland Managers submitted comments in response to the request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for written feedback as the agencies revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), and as part of federalism discussions. The full comment letter can be found here.

ASWM Submits Comments on EPA Office of Water 2023-2024 NWPG

On October 1, 2021, the Association of State Wetland Managers submitted comments on the EPA FY 2023-2024 National Water Program Guidance (NWPG). The full comment letter can be found here