What We Do to Protect Wetlands and Watersheds

As important as they are to water quality, flood storage, and biodiversity, they are vanishing at such a quick rate in some parts of the country that within our lifetime they may just be a memory. Economists estimate that one acre of wetlands provides about $10,000 worth of ecosystem services which include: filtering and recharging drinking water, preventing flooding, protecting our coasts from hurricanes and storms, and providing habitat for diverse wildlife populations.

what is a swamp ?

A swamp is a wetland that is forested by trees.

swamps facts.

There are two types of swamps, forested and shrub swamps. In the US swamps cover approximately 100,000 square miles. Swamps contain a natural filtration system that cleans the water even better than our man made factories. Another remarked that "we now find that the best use of many of the swamps of the country is for parks and playgrounds or game refuges" or "in bringing about a proper regulation of water supply."
Wetlands help to top up supplies of groundwater. Trees such as mangroves grow in swamps. Marshes and swamps are found in warm and cold places.

swamps are huge bodies of water in the forest.

christopher terraciano