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May is American Wetlands Month!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eugene Benson
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May is American Wetlands Month!

May is American Wetlands Month. Started in 1991, American Wetlands Month is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of wetlands, inform people about the values of wetlands, and inspire people to work throughout the year to protect, preserve, and expand wetlands. 

Is your conservation commission, city, or town doing something special in May for wetlands?

Want ideas? How about organizing a walking tour or bike tour of wetlands in your town where you can talk about wetlands, why they are special, and what protects them. How about a wetlands bird survey in May? Or a walk to look for wetland plant species? The opportunities to combine fun and information are numerous. Take some time to visit or help protect a wetland where you live, work, or play.

Links for Wetlands:

May is American Wetlands Month: Learn! Explore! Take Action!

http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/outreach/index.cfm

https://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/topics/wetlands/wetlandsMonth.htm

 

Wetlands Plant list

http://plants.usda.gov/core/wetlandSearch

 

National Wetlands Mapper

http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html

 

Massachusetts Wetlands Mapper

http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/images/dep/omv/wetviewer.htm

 

Incredible Wetlands - IMPA Award Winner for Documentary (video)

https://youtu.be/H9XZwfCBEE4

 

Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands (video)

https://youtu.be/zLymJKYOWzQ

 

Waterlogged (video)

https://youtu.be/hQDgHiR3lLc

 

Metamorphosis - Tale of a Wetland (video)

http://naturedocumentaries.org/3503/metamorphosis-tale-wetland-bryan-maltais/

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Wetlands (video)

https://youtu.be/BeUPbGWg2KU

https://youtu.be/PjG36sD6ZFo

 

Wetlands Rap (video)

http://youtu.be/TifeEbpQZKM

 

100 Top Wetland Websites

http://www.world.org/weo/wetlands

 

The Songs of Frogs and Toads

http://www.mister-toad.com/frogcalls.html

 

A Favorite Wetland Comic Strip

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_%28comic_strip%29

 

Henry David Thoreau, writing of swamps, in Walking

http://www.thoreau-online.org/walking-page11.html

 

MACC’s Wetlands Protection Act Frequently Asked Questions Answered

http://maccweb.site-ym.com/page/ResWPAFAQS

 

Sixty Years of Massachusetts Conservation Commissions Slide Show (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Boshw_aOE&feature=youtu.be

 


more Calendar

5/30/2017
Unit 101-Overview of Conservation Commissions- WEBINAR

6/2/2017 » 6/3/2017
Basic Wetland Identification and Delineation--Two Day Workshop

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