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Jan Goldman-Carter served as NWF Wetlands and Water Resources Counsel from 1987-1991 and returned in 2006 to manage the NWF campaign to restore Clean Water Act protections. As an environmental lawyer, she’s worked on wetlands issues across the country and in 1993 received the Environmental Protection Agency-Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award. Jan also served as a wetlands specialist with the EPA, Corps of Engineers, and Fish and Wildlife Service. In her spare time she enjoys canoeing, kayaking, birding and otherwise being in, on, and near the water.
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Hats Off to a Stalwart Champion for America’s Streams

2/21/2014 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Last week, Trout Unlimited announced that Steve Moyer, our long-time clean water colleague was elected to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. As TU President and CEO Chris Wood said, no one is more deserving of this honor than […] Read more >

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Wetlands: Nature’s Gift to All of Us

12/13/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Tis the season of gift giving and receiving – all in the spirit of love, joy, generosity, and gratitude! Let’s take a moment from all the scurrying around for gifts that we do this holiday season, to appreciate our local […] Read more >

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Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

6/28/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect the public’s interest in wetlands and floodplains. Our First Line […] Read more >

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Are Your Taxpayer Dollars Helping to Destroy Wetlands?

6/20/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

The Senate passed a 2013 Farm Bill that would stop this unbridled wetland drainage, but the House just refused to follow suit. Call your representatives and insist on wetland conservation compliance in the final 2013 Farm Bill. The Prairie Pothole […] Read more >

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

1/14/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a landowner named Coy Koontz, intentionally pits Florida’s wetland protections […] Read more >

Thank You, Clean Water Act, for Our Fishable Waters!

10/19/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Forty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames and Lake Erie was a biological wasteland. Many of the nation’s rivers were little more than open sewers.  On October 18, 1972, a bi-partisan Congress, voting the will of the people, […] Read more >

Dirtier Water Awaits Americans as They Head to Their Favorite Lakes, Rivers, and Beaches

7/10/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As we slog through another scorching summer and head out to swim, paddle, fish and enjoy America’s waterways, the rumblings from Washington indicate that dirtier water may be on the way. Even though this Congress has made several attacks on clean water, […] Read more >

Keep America's waters clean for our children's future (Photo by Graham Crumb/Flickr)

As Americans Head for Lakes and Beaches, Congress Attacks Clean Water Act Protections

6/6/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As summer begins, I wonder if Americans realize how much they owe to the 1972 Clean Water Act for the clean water and healthy waterbodies they cherish. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which is […] Read more >

River otter by Flickr's ArcheiaMuriel

World Wetlands Day: How About A Little Respect for the Waters We Depend On?

2/2/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? They pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell first sang this lament in 1970 – at the dawn of the environmental […] Read more >

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It’s Time to Renew America’s Commitment to Clean Water

1/11/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Our nation’s investment in clean water began forty years ago with the 1972 Clean Water Act – a bi-partisan congressional commitment to end the flagrant pollution of rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Republicans and Democrats alike recognized that to clean […] Read more >

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