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.

Kennedy announces two million dollars to support wetlands and birds

Florida Cabinet, DeSantis clear way for Miami-Dade’s highway through Everglades wetlands

Interior Department Announces More Than $111 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

EPA unveils climate superpollutant regulation

World leaders at UN urged to end public finance to fossil fuels

Ghost forests creep up U.S. East Coastcane Ida


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 supports 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.