World Wetlands DayFebruary 1, 2013
Each year Detroit River IWR commemorates World Wetlands Day at Gibraltar Carlson High School with more than 1000 students at a Wetlands Exposition and Ramsar Celebration.
The 4th Annual celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD) will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Gibraltar Carlson High School from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event will feature a Wetlands Exposition showcasing over 20 displays dedicated to wetland conservation from a number of environmental organizations, short presentations by ecology experts and many other activities - all designed to teach students about the many valuable benefits of wetlands and the importance of wetlands stewardship.
World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated worldwide each year in recognition of the creation of the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands at the Ramsar Convention in 1971. The Ramsar convention maintains a list of wetlands across the globe that have been deemed worthy of international importance; a list totaling nearly 2,000 sites and including Detroit River's own Humbug Marsh, Michigan's only "Wetland of International Importance".
This year's WWD is centered around Wetlands and Water Management in order to raise people's awareness of the interdependence between water and wetlands, to highlight ways to ensure the equitable sharing of water between different stakeholder groups and to understand that without wetlands there will be no water. Learn More.
The World Wetlands Day event is open to the public from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. All event visitors must enter the school through the front doors (adjacent to the office) and check in upon arrival.
Oscar A. Carlson High School
30550 W. Jefferson Avenue
Gibraltar, MI 48173
For more information, contact Jamie Lanier at 734-692-7649 or Jamie_Lanier@fws.gov.