January is a time to set resolutions and goals for the new year. For the Carolina Wetlands Association, we are ready to move beyond what we can not do last year and focus this new year on what we can do.
- Support local communities. We are provided local communities and private property owners with assistance on how to protect and restore their wetland resources. We are submitting three applications for grants this month .
- Create wetland monitoring program. We are also planning to kick-off our volunteer wetland monitoring program this spring at three of our Wetland Treasures of the Caroline sites. If this pilot program is a success, we will expand it to other sites in future years.
- Educate decision makers. We are providing education resources and supporting efforts to inform state and local officials on the impact from the Waters of the US rewrite last year on the loss of protection to wetland resources in the Carolinas.
Lastly, February 2 is World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day was created to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971. We are fortunate to have two wetlands of international importance in South Carolina, Congaree National Park and Francis Beidler Forest. Our goal for 2021 is to have Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge add to the list.
Our goals are not possible without the dedication of our volunteers and supporters like you. Thank you for turning our goals into actions.
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