Do you work in, recreate in, or study wetlands? Tell us your story!
The research is in, confirming what we all knew deep in our hearts - people are more moved by stories than by statistics (Small et al. 2010). We are hoping to incorporate the stories of people who study, explore, own, protect, restore or alter wetlands into a new book. The goal of this book is to reveal the wonderment, the awe, the total coolness of these muddy, mucky and sometimes maddening ecosystems, to the general public. We want our readers to look at wetlands in a whole new way, to make an emotional connection with the creatures and currents within, and, optimally, to commit to wetland protection.
So, if you have a wetland story, please share it with us! It could be a personal story about something you experienced firsthand, or it could be the story of a specific wetland, or the story of a fascinating phenomenon you learned about. You can sketch it out briefly here, or just contact either one of us and we will call you for an interview. If we use your story in the book, you will, of course, be credited for the information provided.
Just click on "Share a story", then click on 'start a topic' to add your story. We'd like to place some of your adventures and insights on our featured stories page and will contact you for permission to take your story from the forum to highlight it on the featured stories page. You can also just contact either of us by email: Catherine Owen Koning: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sharon Ashworth: email@example.com. Thanks for sharing.
PLEASE NOTE: Most stories have been shared directly through email and thus are not found on this website. Most stories submitted so far will find their way into the book. We thank our many contributors, and encourage others to KEEP THE STORIES coming. They are touching, funny, perplexing and engaging, everything we were looking for! -C. Koning, 11/3/2014