Tag Archives: wetlands

May is National Wetlands Month!

May is National Wetlands month.  Why does that matter?  Because wetlands are tremendously important and among the most productive ecosystems in the universe — okay, maybe not the universe, but the planet — holding the space for a wide variety … Continue reading

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Swamp Love Trifecta

Show me the money! If I told you one-eighth of the world’s inhabitants depend on wetlands for their livelihood you would probably say I’m crazy.  They’re just swamps, right?  Yes they are swamps, and yet, the Chesapeake Bay, the Louisiana … Continue reading

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Okefenokee

Swamp Love, Redux The Okefenokee National Wildlife Area — a giant peat boggy swamp listed on the Ramsar Site of wetlands of particular ecological importance — is a swath of swamp approximately 438,000 acres in size and one of the … Continue reading

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Swamp Love

Today, February 14th, is Valentine’s Day, a universal day of love. But is there something more to Valentine’s Day than overpriced roses and chocolates? Let’s discuss. The Greeks had seven different words for love which you can read more about … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day and the East Kolkata Wetlands

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Sponge Cities

[photo credit – The Source magazine – 8.30.2017]   Sponge Cities As I made my way into work the other day, an announcement on the radio alerted me to a flood warning that would be in effect until later that … Continue reading

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Spread the Purple Love Grass

[All photos by Arianna Rich — pictured:  purple love grass plugs awaiting planting] Spread the Purple Love Grass Few things provide as much meaning in life as working in service to something you love.   It’s no secret that I love … Continue reading

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