According to the Virginia Outdoors Plan "wetlands, both tidal and non-tidal, are among the most important natural resources found in Virginia's landscape." Wetlands are as productive as tropical rain forests, acre for acre.
Swamps, bogs and marshes, as well as the shallow waters of our rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds are wetlands. So are upland areas that flood or have saturated soils for some period of the year. Wetlands have important natural functions that both humans and animals depend on for survival.
More and more Virginians find themselves living near wetlands. Are you one of them? Do you know what you need to know to help conserve our wetlands? Click on the topics below to learn more!