I’m Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer

I’m Lucia Ibarra, the Wetland Wanderer! I’ve been traveling all across the South visiting wetland forests. By visiting, exploring, and understanding the many values of wetlands, I hope to shine a spotlight on this incredibly misunderstood national treasure. I’ve been so lucky to encounter incredible plants and critters and to meet some amazing people who […]

Meet the Wetland Wanderer

Our wetlands are one of the best safeguards against natural disasters. They help us cope with extreme weather events. They ensure communities are resilient and can bounce back from disasters. They provide millions of people with clean drinking water. This World Wetlands Day, we’re excited to share the premiere of our Wetland Wanderer video series! […]

A Big Step for Wetland Forests

On World Wetlands Day 2017, Dogwood Alliance stepped forward to enrich the wetland conservation movement. On this date, Dogwood Alliance launched the Wetland Forest Initiative (WFI). WFI is a broad and diverse coalition of partners and organizations across the South that joined together with a simple mission: To conserve, restore, and improve Southern wetland forests […]

Wetlands & Interconnection

In honor of Wetlands month, we wanted to explore the beauty and value wetland forests provide… What happens when research scientists and organizations like Dogwood Alliance start doing outreach about wetlands? They find information that connects intact wetlands with natural disaster reduction, water quality, justice, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Wetlands, and especially wetland forests, […]

Green Charades

North Carolina activist, RiverDave, created a poem about wood pellets. We found the poem really inspiring and wanted to feature it on our blog!