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Stay tuned for events in your area during 2014. EPA will regularly update this page as we become aware of planned events.

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Monday-Friday throughout the month of May: Wetland Trivia

To celebrate American Wetlands Month, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) will be posting 'Wetland Trivia' to its Facebook page Monday-Friday throughout the month of May. Want to know which major cities were built on wetlands? How to organize a wetlands festival? What you can do to help protect wetlands?

To find out, you can join the ASWM Facebook page


Jeanne Christie (jeanne.christie@aswm.org)
Association of State Wetland Managers

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Migratory Bird Day

On May 10th, International Migratory Bird Day will celebrate its 22nd anniversary. International Migratory Bird Day events are hosted at hundreds of sites throughout the Western Hemisphere, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth and adults. As part of the 22st anniversary celebrations, the theme, "Why Birds Matter" will focus on the many ways in which birds matter to the earth, to ecosystems and to us.

Hosted by Environment for the Americas.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 1 - 3 pm EST: Webinar: Living Shorelines – Types, Tools, and Techniques

Join us for a webcast on living shorelines – erosion control practices that protect the natural structure and function of shorelines through strategic placement of materials such as native plants, sand, and stone. Unlike traditional erosion control structures (such as bulkheads and seawalls), living shorelines can stabilize shorelines while maintaining natural processes and land-water connections that are important for wildlife and clean water. This webcast will introduce living shoreline projects and explain the values of such projects and their implementation methodologies.

Register for the webcast.


Anne Weinberg (Weinberg.Anne@epa.gov)

* UPDATED* Thursday, May 29, 2014, 3 - 5 pm EST: Webinar: Stormwater, Wetlands and Low Impact Development; Putting the Landscape to Work for Clean Water

This webinar will cover both how stormwater interacts with wetlands and other waterbodies and how LID can improve wetland health.

Register for the webcast.


Jeanne Christie (jeanne.christie@aswm.org)
Association of State Wetland Managers

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District of Columbia

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6 - 8 pm EST: National Wetlands Awards Ceremony

National Wetlands Awards Ceremony
U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

Since 1989, the National Wetlands Program has honored nearly 200 champions of wetlands conservation. On May 8th, the Environmental Law Institute, EPA, and other federal partners will, once again, honor a diverse group of individuals for their extraordinary commitment to conserving wetlands. RSVP or find more information at National Wetlands Awards.


Teresa Chan (wetlandsawards@eli.org)
National Wetlands Awards
Environmental Law Institute
Washington DC, 20036

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Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, July 6, 2014: Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar

2014 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar lists over 200 river- and wetland-related events taking place in Massachusetts within this time period.


Russ Cohen (russ.cohen@state.ma.us)
MA Dept. of Fish and Game
251 Causeway St., Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114

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Sunday, May 4, 2014: Wetlands Awareness Day at Huntley Meadows Park

Wetlands Awareness Day at Huntley Meadows Park
Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, Alexandria, VA

Celebrate wetland conservation and education at this rich, natural and historical island of over 1,500 acres in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia.


Kathleen Lowe (kathleen.lowe@fairfaxcounty.gov) or Meagan Keefe (meagan.keefe@fairfaxcounty.gov)
Fairfax County Park Authority
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Virginia 22310

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm EST: Colley Bay Living Shoreline Wetland Planting

Colley Bay Living Shoreline Wetland Planting
Intersection of 51st and Killam Streets, Norfolk, VA

Join us in Wetland Planting!


Kevin Du Bois (kevin.dubois@norfolk.gov)
City of Norfolk
Bureau of Environmental Services
508 City Hall Avenue
Norfolk VA 23510

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