EPA Celebrates American Wetlands Month
May marks the 21st anniversary of American Wetlands Month, a time when EPA and its wetland partners across the country celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to our nation’s ecological, economic, and social health. EPA and a host of other public and private partners are planning a number of events as part of this year’s celebration:
• May 10 – the Environmental Law Institute, EPA, and other federal partners will honor a diverse group of individuals for their extraordinary commitment to conserving wetlands at the National Wetlands Awards ceremony on Capitol Hill (http://www.nationalwetlandsawards.org)
• May 15 – National webinar: “Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding to Climate Change through Coastal Habitat Restoration” where representatives from Restore America’s Estuaries will give an overview of a newly-released study linking ecologically important coastal habitat restoration with adaptation and mitigation strategies as a way to reduce the impacts of ongoing global climate change. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/592039530.
EPA regional activities planned for the month of May include educational displays, discussions, presentations, special feature articles, wetland walks and celebrations, and an array of other outreach and communication events. Information will be posted throughout the month at: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/awm/.
EPA has also created an American Wetlands Month widget which can easily be shared and embedded on other websites linking to EPA’s American Wetlands Month website (http://tinyurl.com/3935qyh)
Contact Kathleen Kutschenreuter (202) 566-1383 for more information.