World Wetlands Day 2002: USA


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Suggs, Sarah [SMTP:ssug461@ECY.WA.GOV]
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 8:13 PM
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Subject: WWD pics from the Pacific NW, USA

Hi Valerie...Thank you so much for all of the WWD materials...they were great. I wanted to forward on to Ramsar some of our best photos of our WWD celebration in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, in case you wanted to use them on your Web site.

The day was a success, with beautiful weather -- the group toured a partially restored estuarine slough, the other part being retained as freshwater wetlands for waterfowl management purposes; then witnessed thousands of migratory snowgeese pour into a nearby agricultural field on Fir Island, being engulfed in their beautiful loud cacophony; and finally toured an estuarine/beach system and heard a cultural wetlands presentation by the Swinomish Indian Tribe.

Sarah Suggs, Wetlands Specialist
Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office

3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452

John and Greg

The group

Eating nootka rose

Wetlands with Mt. Baker in the background

Incoming geese

Geese landing in field

Heads down, here they come

Geese close-ups

Fir Island saltmarsh

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