Water Moccasin

Wetlands

What is a Wetland?

"Wetlands are habitats that fall somewhere on the environmental spectrum between land and water. Since wetlands lie at the interface of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, they possess a unique mixture of species, conditions, and interactions. As a result, wetlands are among our planet's most diverse and varied habitats."

What People Can Do To Protect Wetlands

  • Get involved, learn more about them and support educational efforts.


  • Support wetlands and watershed protection of private organizations.


  • Participate in the Clean Water Act Section 404 program and state regulatory programs.


  • Encourage friends, family, neighbors, developers, and local governments to protect the function and value of wetlands.


  • Instead of draining or filling wetlands, seek compatible uses involving minimal wetland alteration like use uplands rather than wetlands sites for development projects and avoid wetland alteration or degradation during project construction.


  • Seek and support opportunities to restore degraded wetlands.
  • Water Moccasins

    One thing most venomous snakes have in common is that they don’t enjoy the presence of people. Most venomous snakes tend to seek out places that have the least amount of human contact as possible. Their optimal habitat consists of marsh wet lands and other calm slow moving streams, cypress swamps, ponds and lakes. For the most part they stick to natural fixed bodies of water with thick vegetation that provides an abundant source of food.