While we isolate in our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, nature’s cycles continue and so does our shared love of and interest in wetlands—the very characteristics that unite us as a community. We’re all going through this, so let’s help each other get through it together.

To bring some hope and positivity into the world (and keep talking about wetlands, too!), we’re excited to announce that we will be offering three virtual ways we can connect with wetlands and with each other in the coming weeks to our members, supporters, and the community at large.

One way the WWA staff has been able to get through these times is by keeping our feet wet and safely visiting local wetlands while practicing social distancing. Every week, we’ll be featuring a Wetland Walk with one of our staff or a wetland supporter. Join me on the first Wetland Walk (an exploration of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway) here.

To help keep our community of wetland lovers connected and learning about wetlands, we are offering Wetland Coffee Breaks every Friday morning. These brief presentations about wetlands, the plants and animals that call them home, and the many natural benefits they provide to our communities will be hosted live on Zoom, where you can ask questions and join in the conversation! Visit our website for the schedule of upcoming presentations and to register.

And finally, our new Wetland Words series is inspired by the Mary Linton Wetland Poetry Session that happens every year at our Wetland Science Conference and also celebrates National Poetry Month in April. We invite you to share your favorite wetland writings—poems, essays, and other wetland-related prose—with us! We’ll be sharing them on Facebook, Twitter, and our website.

I look forward to virtually joining you in these new video series! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss a new video.