Welcomes Carolina Wetlands Enthusiasts!

The Carolina Wetlands Association wants to promote the importance and value of Wetlands through science-based programs, education, and advocacy.

2019 Wetland Treasures

The Carolina Wetlands Association is thrilled to announce and celebrate our 4th class of Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas! These sites represent some of the most unique and  important wetland ecosystems in North and South Carolina.

  • Bluff Mountain Fen in Ashe County, NC –Factsheet
  • Croatan National Forest in Craven, Carteret, and Jones counties, NC – Factsheet
  • Merchants Millpond in Gates County, NC – Factsheet
  • Santee Coastal Preserve in Charleston County, SC – Factsheet
  • Woods Bay in Florence, Clarendon, and Sumter counties, SC – Factsheet

Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Comment Period

On February 14, 2019,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) published in the Federal Register (FR) they are seeking to limit the definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Click here for more information about the proposed changes.

The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register (FR) on February 14, 2019 and over 159,00 comments were submitted by April 15, 2019.  The agencies will have to review and respond to all these comments.

Submitted Comments

Survey of Wetland Research

The purpose of this survey is to compile information about current or recently completed (past 2 years) wetland research conducted in North and South Carolina.  The results will be summarized here on our website.

Click here to launch survey.

Click here to see the presentation of preliminary results.


  • NC DEQ launches new web site about Wetlands.  Tons of information for teachers, students, land owners, and wetland lovers including an interactive map of high-quality wetlands.  Go to www.ncwetlands.org.      North Carolina Wetlands
  • New Report from the Dogwood Alliance Quantifies the Values that Wetland Forests Provide the Communities of the Southern USClick here to read the report.