November Message from the Executive Director

Greeting Wetland Supporters:

We hope you had an interesting Halloween. Which begs the question should we have a spooky wetland tour?  If anyone has any ideas as to how this might be done or what it would consist of, we would love to hear your ideas.

Speaking of wetland tours, our 2023 Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas will be selected over the next few weeks.  If you would like to nominate a wetland, please contact Program Coordinator, Molly Nifong. The wetlands must be located in North or South Carolina and be wetlands of ecological significance. The full criteria is available on our nominations webpage

Typically, our wetland tours are currently focused on our Wetland Treasures and are conducted in May durring American Wetlands Month. On occasion, we have hosted tours at other times of the year.  Our most recent tour is on November 5th at Wambaw Swamp in South Carolina.  Only once did we tour a wetland that was not a Wetland Treasure, and that was of a restored wetland in Duke Forest.

We are looking to expand our wetland tours to different kinds of wetlands, such as restored wetlands, constructed wetlands, wetlands in the process of being restored or  wetlands that are helping to mitgiate floods such as the wetlands assocatied with our Stony Run watershed project. We are planning to offer these tours in 2023, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, and check our Webpage and newsletter for announcements.

I would like to hear from you on your ideas for wetland tours or if you like the ideas I listed above. Contact me at rick.savage@carolinawetlands.org.  Your input and interest will help a lot in our planning.  In the meantime, take a trip to a wetland and explore the fall beauty our most precious resource.

Rick Savage

Executive Director