Wetlands Watch is a Virginia non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and conserving Virginia wetlands. Launched on Earth Day 2001,Wetlands Watch believes that citizens who understand the value of wetlands will be motivated to protect and conserve them. We believe that environmental regulators need community support to effectively enforce laws and regulations. And we believe that statewide consensus, commitment and partnership is necessary to achieve no net loss of wetlands acreage and functions.Wetlands Watch works on the local level to help homeowners, developers and regulators avoid and minimize wetlands impacts from activities like dredging, bulkheading, sprawl and shoreline development.
On the state level, Wetlands Watch studies trends in wetlands-disturbing activities and regulatory practices, identifies the factors that undermine wetlands protection, and develops recommendations to promote more effective stewardship of our wetlands resources.