World Wetlands Day Feb. 2
Feb. 2 is World Wetlands Day, observed annually on the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, also known as the Ramsar Convention, in 1971. According to the convention’s Web site, 159 countries, including the U.S., have signed the intergovernmental treaty and 185 million hectares of wetlands (1885 sites) have been designated as Wetlands of International Importance. For related education materials, see here, and for more information on wetlands, visit http://www.ramsar.org.
To learn more about some of Texas AgriLife’s work in protecting wetlands, visit The Texas Coastal Watershed Program (TCWP) and their Wetland Restoration Program. The TCWP provides education and outreach to local governments and citizens on the impacts of land use on watershed health and water quality.