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  1. World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2

    Feb 2, 2015

    February 2nd marked the adoption of the 1971 Ramsar Convention for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The convention focused on the conservation, education, and importance of wetlands throughout the world. Wetlands provide a host of ecosystem services including habitat for plant and animal species, flood control during storm events, water-quality improvement, and a food source for a large portion of the world’s population. The Ramsar Convention continues to promote wetlands and their ecosystem services and approve the designation of sites around the world that serve as wetlands of international importance.  

  2. For Students at Ohio State Wetland, New Meaning to Swamped by Classes

    Sep 10, 2014

    This story was originally published on August 29, 2014 by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some returning Ohio State University students are finding their classroom all wet, by design. In fact, you might see them in waders.  
  3. Pay It Forward Event at Schiermeier Wetlands

    Aug 23, 2013

    How do you move 44 tons of soil from 88 mesocosm tubs in 2.5 hours?  

  4. Mississippi River Basin Panel to meet at the Schiermeier Wetlands

    Jul 18, 2013

    The Mississippi River Basin Panel (MRBP) of the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) is set to meet on Ohio State’s campus this week (July 23-24). The panel will meet at the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) where they will discuss significant aquatic invasive species activities, review accomplishments, and identify issues of concern. The MRBP project area includes the entire Mississippi River Basin, the largest watershed in the nation.