World Wetlands Day 2001: USA


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swslogo.gif (3959 bytes)Scott Duckett, Wetlands Manager for the City of Eugene, Oregon, USA, representing the Society of Wetland Scientists, is engaged in helping SWS members to organize school field trips throughout the USA on World Wetlands Day 2001, and on behalf of the SWS International Chapter, he intends to extend this to other countries in which SWS members reside. He promises to keep us posted on his progress, both in general and country-by-country. A description of this initiative is available in the June 2000 SWS Bulletin. Here are some of the reports he's received.

From Sarasota, Florida:

"We will be hosted a nature walk at one the County's reserves which has many depressional wetlands and swamps. This activity is directed at adults. For the children, we will be holding an interactive storytime at a county library. The story will be "Kermit, Save the Swamp!" and we will have plants and other things that the book talks about for the children to see."

Alissa Powers
Environmental Specialist III
Sarasota County Natural Resources
1301 Cattlemen Road, Building A
Sarasota, Florida 34232

In Eugene, Oregon

"The Family School from Patterson Elementary in Eugene will be touring the West Eugene Wetlands in honor of World Wetlands Day 2001. They will be greated by botanists, ecologists, program managers, and field operations specialists."

Scott Duckett, Wetlands Manager
City of Eugene, Public Works Engineering

From Miami, Florida

Hi Scott, I wanted to inform you of an activity the Florida Native Plant Society is holding in support of World Wetlands Day at Everglades National Park. It's an ongoing project and our first workday was attended by over 40 volunteers!


Tiffany Troxler Gann
Florida International University
Department of Biological Sciences
Miami, FL 33199  (More detail here)


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