American Wetlands Series: Fayetteville, Arkansas, Public Library Schedules Three Webinars

May 03, 2021

By: Walter G. Wright

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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The Fayetteville, Arkansas, Public Library (“Fayetteville”) has scheduled Virtual American Wetland Series webinars (“Webinars”).

Three Webinars scheduled include:

  • Wetlands as Community Assets (“Assets Webinar”)
  • Wetland Regulations & the Clean Water Act (“Clean Water Act Webinar”)
  • Wetlands and Climate Change (“Climate Change Webinar”)

The Assets Webinar will be held on May 4th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The speaker is Mr. Eric Fuselier. Mr. Fuselier serves as Project Manager/Environmental with Crafton Tull. He will discuss the ecosystem services provided by wetlands, and why their preservation and restoration are important goals to consider as Northwest Arkansas grows and develops.

The Clean Water Act Webinar on May 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The speaker is Jodie Murray Burns from Cattails Environmental. The Webinar will review environmental regulations, Clean Water Act and current waters of the United States policy.

The Climate Change Webinar will be held on May 18th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The speaker will be Faye Smith who is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-ARS. Ms. Smith will undertake a presentation that addresses:

  • Role the wetlands play in the global carbon cycle
  • How humans have influenced the wetland landscape
  • How wetlands might be harnessed for natural climate solutions

A brochure with registration information can be found here.

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