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CarWA News - March 2017

Message from the President

Hello wetland supporters! 

A lot of what I do is network with other organization to make them aware of CarWA and what we can do for them as we have the best wetland talent of any organization!  I attend a lot of meeting and workshops to promote wetlands and the organization.  I also work with all CarWA committees to facilitate collaboration and to encourage their great work for wetlands.  Much of this information is typically reported at the Board meetings and are recorded in the minutes, but I felt this information needs brought to your attention. Read more.

If you have any questions on any of these efforts, please contact me, . Thanks much and get out and enjoy a wetland!



  • .Coming soon....CarWA will be announcing the 2017 Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas - stay tuned for an announcement of sites and field trip opportunities. 
  • Time and Talents Member Survey:  Please take a few minutes and fill out our supporter survey.  It is important for the organization to know what are the many talents that compose CarWA.  There is no obligation to serve, but we would like to know what are your skills, talents, interests, etc. so that we can call on you to help or match you up with a project to coincide with your interests. Click here to complete the survey.
  • Volunteer needed for Supporter Coordination still needed.  This volunteer would help maintain our supporter lists and to create ways to recruit more supporters.  This person would also survey our supporters in terms of skills that may be of use to the organization and would need to do some outreach to our supporters to keep them engaged in how they can help the organization.Contact Rick Savage if you are interested in this position.
  • ESII Tool Webinar Recording - If you missed the webinar about the Ecosystem Services Identification & Inventory Tool (ESII Tool), you can watch it here!  
  • We are now on Instagram - Click here to follow us!
  • Volunteers needed for the CarWA table at the Longleaf Festival at Harris Lake County Park (Wake County, NC) on Saturday, May 20.  Contact Rick if you can volunteer.

  • Interested in learning more about living shorelines, a habitat-friendly
    alternative to estuarine shoreline stabilization?
     Then watch this 50-minute video that features experts from NOAA, N.C. Division of Coastal Management, and the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Click here for more information on living shorelines. 
  • NCSU Researchers find that invasive and native marsh grasses may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands. Click here to read more.
  • Back to Nature: UNCG installs wetlands on campus. Click here to read article.
  • Bills in the South Carolina Legislature would make it harder for people to challenge state approvals to develop in environmentally sensitive ares.  Click here to read the article from The State.
  • The Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook website contains links to new resources, including a U.S. Forest Service document on incorporating ecosystem services into forest policy and operations; multiple ecosystem services reports by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics; and an Ecosystem Services Toolkit from Canada.
  • N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and and N.C. State University launch a new research project called "NC's Candid Critters” to track the secrets of natural wildlife.  Click here for more information.

Training Opportunity

  • Various dates. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host several one-day workshops to introduce the 2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan and will demonstrate two new web-based spatial modeling tools. Click here for more information. 
  • April 18-12: NC Stream Assessment Methods (SAM) Certification Training.  A 4-day course organized by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) on the latest version (Version 2.1) of the NC SAM) for determining the condition of streams and other non-wetland waterbodies (such as ditches) .  Click here to register. 
  • April 26-27. NOAA's Planning Effective Projects Workshop. Beaufort, NC.  Agenda. Registration
  • May 16-19. Surface Water Identification Training and Certification. Raleigh, NC. Click here for more information.
  • July 18 - 20. River Course 302 (Stream Restoration Program). Raleigh, NC. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

April 1, 8:30 am: Big Sweep at Walnut Creek Wetland Center. 950 Peterson St., Raleigh, NC 27610. Click here for information.

April 17, 6:30 p.m. Program Committee Meeting. Location TBD

April 22, March for Science. NC Locations: Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington; SC Locations: Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg. Click here for information.

April 27, 7:00 p.m. Science Cafe: Beavers: The Good, the Bad and the Busy. Location: NC Natural Sciences Museum, Raleigh, NC. Click here for more information.

May 10, 6:30 p.m. Science Committee Meeting. Location: RTI (RTP, NC)

May 15, 6:30pm: Board of Directors Meeting. Location: North Carolina State University. 

June, Date TBD.  Annual Meeting of the Carolina Wetlands Association. Details coming soon.  

2017 BOD Meetings are  July 17, Sept. 18 and November. 27.  Everyone is invited to attend. Meetings start at 6:30, locations to be announced.
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