May is American Wetlands Month and this year marks the 25th year of this event celebrating the vital importance of wetlands to our Nation's ecological, economic and social health.
What can you do in celebration of this important event?
For more information about American Wetlands Month click here.
- Visit a nearby wetland!
- Volunteer at a future CarWA event.
- Visit the CarWA website to learn more about our mission and how you can get involved in one of our committees!
- Make a donation to support CarWA to help us conduct outreach and education activities. All donations appreciated.
- Learn more about Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas. Click here.
- EPA releases report showing half of the Nation's wetlands are in good health, Click here.
- Clemson University researchers are using floating wetlands to help ensure healthy waterways, Learn more here.
- The Aiken Standard in South Carolina has a weekly quiz to identify a mystery plant. This week's mystery plant is found in wetlands. Learn more here.
- This week's NC State Parks' newsletter announced CarWA's recognition of Lake Phelps designation as a Wetland Treasure. Read more here, Pictures from field tour.
- NOAA releases online tool "What's Wild in our Wetlands" Click here to learn more.
Thanks everyone who planned or participated in our field tours of two of the five Wetlands Treasures of the Carolinas. Field tours of the remaining three sites are being scheduled for the Fall.
May 26: CarWA Policy Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm, Fortnight Brewing Company (1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511)
June (Date TBD): CarWA Annual Meeting. All supporters encouraged to attend this fun event!
July 18: CarWA Board of Directors Meeting, RTI International in RTP, NC (6:30 pm)
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