Here are some benefits of wetlands:
- Flood control. They can slow runoff, minimizing the effect of floods.
- Natural filter. They store nutrients and pollutants in the soil, allowing cleaner water to flow out. Some of the vegetation like cattails absorb pollutants.
- Wildlife habitat. Many animals depend on wetlands for homes and resting spots.
- Recreation. Wetlands are a great place to hunt, fish, explore, and overall enjoy nature!