May is American Wetlands Month! Wetlands are an important part of the natural ecosystem and habitat for many native species.
Wetlands remove excess nutrients, toxins, and sediment from the water that flows through them. This is an important function that is key in keeping our local waters and environment in a healthy condition. Wetlands also reduce flooding by absorbing excess rain or river water.
To keep a well functioning wetland, it is also important to eradicate any invasive species from the area. Invasive species such as phragmites can quickly take over an area, reducing the function of the wetland and reducing the number of wildlife and plant life the wetland would otherwise support.
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