!!!Save The Wetlands!!!

!!! BY REESE GUNNING !!!

WHAT ARE WETLANDS ?

WETLANDS ARE LARGE AREAS OF WATER COVERING GOOD MOIST SOIL. THERE ARE 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF WETLANDS, A BOG, A SWAMP, A MARSH, A FEN, AND SHALLOW OPEN WATER. MOST OF THE TIME THE WATER IS SEEN IN WETLANDS LIKE SWAMPS, MARSHES AND SHALLOW OPEN WATER. ALSO PEATLANDS WHICH ARE ALSO A GROUP OF WETLANDS WHICH ARE FENS AND BOGS. WETLANDS HELP HOLD WATER. ONE OF THE THINGS WETLANDS CAN DO IS : WETLANDS TAKE WATER INTO THEM. THE WATER SLOWLY ABSORBS INTO THE WETLAND LIKE A SPONGE AND SENDS THE WATER BACK INTO THE UNDERGROUND WATER STREAM. WETLANDS ARE USUALLY SLOW MOVING WATER OR STILL WATER. WETLANDS CAN ALSO LOOK LIKE PONDS, LAKES, RIVERS, AND STREAMS.

WHY ARE WETLANDS IMPORTANT ?

WETLANDS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE DON’T HAVE WETLANDS IN THE WORLD SOME TYPES OF ANIMALS WILL GO EXTINCT. JUST LIKE HUMANS ANIMALS NEED SPACE TO GROW UP LIVE. ALL OF THOSE THINGS. IF YOU JUST THINK NOT HAVE BEEN ALIVE BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE LAND TO LIVE ON . WE HAVE A HOME SO I THINK IT’S ONLY FAIR IF ANIMALS GET A HOME TOO. WETLANDS CAN ALSO HELP PREVENT FLOODS BECAUSE THE EXTRA WATER GOES INTO THE WETLAND AND THE WETLANDS SUCK UP THE WATER LIKE A SPONGE AND TAKE MORE WATER INTO THE WETLAND THATS A VERY IMPORTANT TOO HAVE WETLANDS BUT NOT JUST FOR THAT THERE OTHER REASONS WETLANDS ARE IMPORTANT. SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER WETLANDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND IF YOU CAN HELP THAT YOU SHOULD HELP KEEP THE WETLANDS IN ALBERTA. WETLAND ARE ALSO VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE FACT THAT THEY PURIFY THE WATER THAT GOES THROW THEM.

CALLING A WETLAND HOME! ANIMALS/PLANTS

WETLANDS ARE HOME TO MANY ANIMALS AND SUPPLYING FOOD FOR THE ANIMALS. ALSO IT IS A HABITAT FOR THE ANIMALS AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT. WETLANDS CAN HELP WITH KEEPING ANIMALS ALIVE BY HELPING A FROG FOR EXAMPLE LAY THEIR EGGS. REALLY HELPING ALL ANIMALS KEEP THE FOOD CHAIN GOING. JUST KEEPING THAT WILDLIFE. ALL THE DIFFERENT ANIMALS LIKE BEAVERS, SALAMANDERS, FROGS, DUCKS, WATER SNAKES, KOI FISH, AND SOME OTHER FISH, AND OVER 2000 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRDS. IF WE DON’T TAKE CARE OF THE WETLANDS THESE ANIMALS CAN BECOME EXTINCT. WETLANDS IN ALBERTA ARE ESTIMATED TO HOST 400 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS . SO PLEASE HELP GIVE THOSE ANIMALS A HOME AND LET THEM KEEP THEIR HOME . IN THE WETLANDS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF DIFFErENT TYPES OF PLANTS. SOME PLANTS WITH YOUNIQUE NAMES LIKE PIGFACE AND OTHERS EVEN TREES. DID YOU KNOW THAT EVEN IF YOU TAKE ONE ANIMAL OUT OF THE FOOD CHAIN IT WILL AFFECT THE WHOLE THING? THE PREY WILL OVERPOPULATE THE PREDITOR WON'T HAVE FOOD SO THEN IT WILL DIE THEN THE PREDITOR OF THAT WILL DIE THEN IT WILL JUST KEEP GOING.

WITHOUT WETLANDS

WITHOUT WETLANDS THERE WOULD BE MORE FLOODS BECAUSE WETLAND HELP STOP FLOODS FROM HAPPENING BY ABSORBING THE WATER WHEN IT COMES INTO THE WETLAND WITCH MAKES SPACE FOR MORE WATER SO MORE WATER COMES IN. WITHOUT WETLANDS YOU GET MORE FLOODS AND NOT AS CLEAN WATER TO DRINK SHOWER AND YOU TAKE AWAY HOMES FROM OVER 2,500 ANIMALS LEAVING NO HOME FOR THEM. THEN FOOD CHAIN DIES ALL ANIMALS ARE GONE BUT NOT YET IF WE CAN SAVE THE WETLANDS IN ALBERTA. SO PLEASE DON'T LET WETLANDS DISIPEAR.

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP!

  • WE CAN PICK UP ANY EVIDENCE OF GARBAGE

  • DON'T THROW YOUR GARBAGE IN THE WATER/AREA IN THE FIRST PLACE

  • KEEP KIDS WHO ARE CATCHING FISH AWAY SO THEY DON’T DISTURB THE ANIMALS LIVING WAYS

  • PLEASE LEAVE NO TRACE AS IN LEAVE THE AREA AS YOU FOUND IT ALSO INCLUDING NOT TO BRING OR LEAVE ANYTHING THERE

  • BE EMPATHETIC TO THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS THAT LIVE IN WETLANDS

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HELP KEEP WETLANDS. THANK YOU!