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In the news in 2021

Mangroves rebound following hurricanes, helping protect against greenhouse gas, study shows (Naples Daily News, October 2, 2021)

One of the largest mangrove restoration projects in Florida breaks ground near Marco Island (Naples Daily News, September 24, 2021)

Robin Lewis at Fruit Farm Mangrove Site near Marco Island

EWRP Director Bill Mitsch was quoted as saying “Absolutely this project belongs to Robin Lewis!!! Every time we taught our wetland restoration short course at the EWRP in Naples together, this site was a field trip. RIP Robin! I miss him greatly.


Estimating the Effects of a Hurricane on Carbon Storage in Mangrove Wetlands in Southwest Florida (Eco-Voice News, September 7, 2021)

Estimating the Effects of a Hurricane on Carbon Storage in Mangrove Wetlands

Experiment in central Ohio by Florida researchers grows corn in fertilizer-trapping wetlands instead of growing algae in polluted lakes and coastal waters (EWRP release, August 19, 2021)

EWRP release August 19, 2021

FGCU wetlands expert Bill Mitsch hails Biden rollback of Trump water rule (The Paradise Progressive - Home Blog, June 14, 2021)

Prof. Mitsch updates isotope study on the cause of Red Tide in SW Florida (WGCU, June 9, 2021)

Dr. Bill Mitsch and Ph.D. student Lauren Griffiths take a water sample from the Caloosahatchee River to determine where the nitrogen in the water originated in August of 2018

Prof. Mitsch and his research team gave 7 oral presentations and 2 posters in Special seesion 6: Sustainably solving legacy nutrients in landscapes with wetlaculture on13th International Symposium of Biogeochemistry of Wetlands (remote), including 2 faculties from The Ohio State University and University of Notre Dame (March 23-24, 2021)

13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Getting our water right (Florida Weekly-Fort Myers, February 9, 2021)

Airboat in Eveglades


Prof. Mitsch gave “World Wetland Day Presentations (Eastern USA Sites)” to World Wetlands Day 2021 Celebration—Wetlands Around the World, Newport Beach Association and University of California Irvine, CA (remote) (Newport Beach Association and University of California Irvine, February 7, 2021)

Ramsar 2021


Bill presnted “Reducing Legacy Nutrients with Wetlands and Wetlaculture,”  for Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) Water Quality Task Force Presentation, St. Paul, MN (remote) (Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, January 27,2021)