Wetlands And Water

What are wetlands and why are they so important? Wetlands play an important role in the food web with many birds and mammals relying on wetlands to provide food, water and shelter. To learn more the role of wetlands contact the Wetland Hotline and request several free publications including: EPA Wetlands Fact Sheets; Wetlands are Wonderlands Student Activity Packet; Wetlands Reading List; and The Young Scientist’s Introduction to Wetlands. Contact Wetlands Protection Hotline, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, 1355 Beverly Rd., Suite 250, McLean, VA 22101; 800-832-7828; {www.epa.gov/OWOW}. Check out the kid’s website at {www.epa.gov/kids} for resources, links, games, and more!

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