Monday, May 13, 2002

American Wetlands Month

May is American Wetlands Month, an event sponsored by the Izaak Walton League of America and the Terrene Institute. This year's theme is Bogs, Playas, Pools: Protect America's Unique Wetlands. The amount of wetland acreage in the United States has diminished by at least 50 percent since 1900. Wetlands serve a variety of important ecological functions, not the least of which is to provide critical habitat for the numerous bird species that are dependent on or associated with wetlands.

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