Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

Hurricanes are the United States’ deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are the costliest hurricanes on record. They both resulted in approximately $125 billion worth of damages, and over 1,500 fatalities. Hurricanes also pose the biggest threat to coastal residents. As of 2010, 39% of the U.S. population resided in coastal shoreline […]

a boat rests on top of a pier after a hurricane

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Wetland Forests

Wetland forests are swamps. They’re areas where water floods the soil. This can either be during the whole year or varying periods of time throughout the year. Swamps are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. They’re comparable to coral reefs and rainforests. They support wildlife and provide several important ecosystem services. Here […]

a clump of pitcher plants, found exclusively in wetland forests

Happy World Wetlands Day

This World Wetlands Day we’re celebrating and bringing attention to wetlands as a source of freshwater. We’re also encouraging actions to restore, protect, and stop their loss. Water and wetlands are connected in a coexistence that is vital to life, our wellbeing, and the health of our planet. The contribution of wetlands to the quantity […]

Wetland Wanderer and the American Amazon

Happy World Wetlands Day! In honor of this special day, we’re celebrating wetland biodiversity. Wetland biodiversity matters! Why? Swamp vegetation filters pollutants, making water safe to drink Wetlands provide livelihoods for one billion people and help feed the world Peatlands store 30% of land-based carbon Lakes and rivers supply food and medicine Wetlands protect communities […]

Photo of Lucia in a Wetland in Alabama