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Protecting Our Wetlands

Protecting Our Wetlands
Galveston Bay Keeper - Thu Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:59PM
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Wetlands are an important natural cleansing source for the environment!

They act as a sponge and provide a rich source of wildlife for our communities. 

Some wetlands are considered "Waters of the U.S." under the Clean Water Act. These wetlands are regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Section 404 Permitting process.  When we lose wetlands we lose the services they provide. When a landowner impacts regulated wetlands they are responsible for mitigating for the losses in services the wetlands provide.

We are losing many ecological services everyday, lets protect and manage the ones we still have left.

To report development of wetlands in your area click here!

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