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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 >

Weekly News Roundup – January 13, 2012

1/13/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: La. 2012 Coastal Master Plan Must Be Visionary, Groups Say January 12 – As the state of Louisiana released […] Read more >

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

11/8/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and the habitat for fish and wildlife. Since human settlement in […] Read more >

USFWS: 1st place winner of a single wood duck. By Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota.

Running A-Fowl of Conservation: 2012 Duck Stamp Highlights Need to Protect Wetlands

10/31/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Every duck hunter and bird watcher in America will be able to spot more waterfowl in their local post offices and sporting goods stores. The upcoming 2012 Duck Stamp will feature a wood duck in all of its colorful, iridescent […] Read more >

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Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

10/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

One of our nation’s bedrock environmental safeguards, the Clean Water Act, is 39 years old. This historic legislation was born in 1972 through strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and helped make many of our water bodies safe and clean. Unfortunately, […] Read more >

Farmers Work with Wetlands to Reap Benefits

10/5/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Ecosystems work in much the same way as bustling cities do. Amidst a constant frenzy of activity, each member plays an important and specific role within a self-contained world. Some of the most vibrant city-like ecosystems in the world are […] Read more >

Caernarvon Delta, August 2011 (NWF staff photo)

Waterfowl Finding New Homes in Thriving Mississippi River Wetlands Restoration Project

8/31/2011 // By NWF

By Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation Coastal Louisiana Senior Outreach Coordinator Our boat left the canal, rounded a small spit of land, and emerged into the outfall area of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion, known as Big Mar – Big Sea. […] Read more >

Grand Isle Volunteers: Restoring Some Hope at A Gulf Oil Disaster’s “Ground Zero”

6/26/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

On Saturday, June 25th, hope itself visited Grand Isle, Louisiana in the form of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Their job: to take on the seemingly impossible task of restoring some of the marshes and beaches that became so damaged by […] Read more >

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Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

6/7/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of water. That’s why it is good to remind yourself, from […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

6/3/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, 2011 – Some people can’t get enough time outdoors, surrounded […] Read more >