The Carolina Wetlands Association (CarWA) wants to promote the importance and value of Wetlands through science-based programs, education, and advocacy.
2018 Wetland Treasures
The Carolina Wetlands Association is thrilled to announce and celebrate our 3rd class of Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas! These sites represent some of the most unique and important wetland ecosystems in North and South Carolina.
- Black River Swamp in Bladen, Pender and Sampson Counties, NC
- Hemlock Bluffs in Wake County, NC
- Lewis Ocean Bay in Horry County, SC
- Pink Beds Bog in Pisgah National Forest, NC
- Sparkleberry Swamp in Lake Marion, SC
Click the links above to open a fact sheet and learn about the ecology, significance, flora and fauna, and more for each site.
- New Report from the Dogwood Alliance Quantifies the Values that Wetland Forests Provide the Communities of the Southern US. Click here to read the report.
- The Carolina Wetlands Association moderated three technical sessions on wetlands at the NC Water Resources Research Institutes’s annual conference on March 14 and 15, 2018. Check back for the presentations.
- 2015-2016 Annual Report for the Carolina Wetlands Association. Click here to view the report.
- BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? is a feature-length documentary, which takes an look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how mature hardwood trees are logged, turned into wood pellets, shipped to Europe to be burned as fuel. The primary problem associated with that is that the process take stored carbon in the tree to be burnt and emit the carbon back into the atmosphere.