What Makes a Wetland?
Wetlands are one of the most critically misunderstood habitats. They act as a filtration system far more powerful than anything human made. They act as a nursery for several species – providing a safe place to eat, grow, and learn. In addition to providing an exceptional filtration system for pollutants and nutrients, wetlands help prevent flooding and recharge groundwater supplies.
The Watershed’s wetlands provide a habitat for plants and animals large and small, from the great blue heron to the tiny diving beetle. Wetlands like the Watershed also help support animals from other parts of the United States by providing a place for migrating birds to eat and rest during their long yearly journeys.