Because wetlands work for us, we need to work for wetlands!
We can all make a difference by making a connection to
By restoring, creating and protecting wetlands, we can improve the
health of our local, national, and international waterways.
Below are links and information on National and International
celebrations as well as special events and contests brought to you by
On February 2, 1971, countries around the world came together in
the city of Ramsar, Iran and signed an Intergovernmental Treaty known
as the Convention on Wetlands. Since then, 163 countries have signed the Treaty, including the U.S., and
2,062 wetland sites have been designated as Wetlands of International Importance. In the U.S. there are currently 34 designated sites.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands - World Wetland Day
Learn how to people around the world say the word "wetland"
American Wetlands Month was created in 1991 by EPA
and its federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector
partners to celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the Nation's
ecological, economic, and social health and to educate Americans about
the value of wetlands as a natural resource.
The annual celebration of American Wetlands Month
in May inspires people to work throughout the year to protect,
preserve, and expand wetlands.
American Wetlands Month - US Environmental Protection Agency
This photo contest is a celebration
of wetlands created by through Environmental Concern's School Yard
Habitat Program. The photographs will be featured each year in a
calander to promote School Yard Habitat awareness and
raise money for wetland education.
this year's winners & learn more about the contest.