EPA will join others across the nation to celebrate American Wetlands Month in May with events highlighting the importance of protecting wetlands.
The theme this year is "Pays to Save Wetlands" and focuses on the many economic values of wetlands, such as flood control and improving water quality.
The calendar of nationwide events can be found at http://www.iwla.org/sos/awm/events and http://www.owow/wetlands.
The Environmental Law Institute, nonprofits, the EPA and other federal agencies will honor the winners of the annual National Wetlands Awards in Washington, D.C., on May 20. The awards honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to wetlands conservation, research or education projects at the regional, state or local level.