Wetland Restoration Promises Benefits

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. — A 65-acre agricultural field has been restored to its original wetland state in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, producing ecological, human, and economic benefits for the local community. The restoration project was completed at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill through a partnership between park staff, the […]

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Wetland Restoration Efforts

Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

Bair Island planting event (photo by Save the Bay) The Bay Area is prized for its beauty, and is one of America’s great estuaries. Over the years, urbanization and the transformation of open spaces to more intensive land uses have contributed to the marginalization of the region’s native species and their habitats — wetlands […]

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Restore Wetlands

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by

Wetlands are the transition area between open water and dry land, constantly appearing and disappearing with the ebb and flow of tides. As the heart and lungs of the Bay, wetlands support over 500 species of fish and wildlife, from the smallest microorganisms to the largest of seals. In addition to providing vital habitat, […]

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Wetlands Restoration Helps You!

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by

Coastal wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate, despite their importance to ocean and coastal health, humans and the economy. We talk with Megan Cooper, Project Analyst at the State Coastal Conservancy, about how coastal restoration provides benefits to the environment and the economy. Restored wetlands provide habitat for birds, nurseries for marine life, […]

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Coastal Wetlands Save Millions In Storm Damage

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by

By Daniel Kelly on October 31, 2016 Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in collaboration with others from The Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society, have led an effort to calculate a monetary value for damage reductions provided by coastal wetlands during extreme storms. Their research has touched on a few of […]

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NOAA helps save nearly 100 wetland acres for Michigan restoration

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by

Let the Restoration Begin! Wetlands restoration within the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern will focus on problems such as sediment contamination, reduced habitat, and a lack of public access. The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, making habitat restoration critically important for severely degraded industrial areas near their shores. In […]

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Why are wetlands important?

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Wetlands are important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people and for fish and wildlife. Some of these services, or functions, include protecting and improving water quality, providing fish and wildlife habitats, storing floodwaters and maintaining surface water flow during dry periods. These valuable functions are the result of the unique natural […]

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Coastal Wetlands of the Great Lakes – Bringing People Together to Protect These Unmatched Natural Resources

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Sprinkled throughout the Great Lakes region, coastal wetlands provide much needed places for fish and wildlife to live. If you enjoy fishing or eating fish from the Great Lakes, or clean drinking water, you are connected to the Great Lakes and its surrounding coastal wetlands. Wetlands provide unequivocal services for people including flood control, […]

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Coastal wetlands offer millions of dollars worth of hurricane protection

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Healthy, intact coastal wetlands are like a free insurance policy. Hurricane flood protections offered by wetlands are worth millions of dollars, according to a new report on Hurricane Sandy. Researchers used newly designed flood damage models to calculate the property damage costs avoided by the natural buffer offered by wetland acreage. The models incorporated […]

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