360,000 acres of wetlands - http://wapo.st/1jXBNo6
Those wetlands used to protect communities from flooding.
They were nurseries, breeding grounds and habitat for countless fish, birds and other animals.
They were there to filter pollution and absorb the rainfall and snow melt that would eventually become our drinking water.
Those wetlands and others like them were part of our natural capital, forming the foundation for healthy ecosystems, healthy communities and healthy local economies.- See more at: http://blog.cleanwateraction.org/2013/12/13/360000-why-should-anyone-care/#sthash.vAUPKzCC.dpuf
Want to know why #WaterCantWait? This study - 360k acres of wetlands lost in 4 years: http://wapo.st/1jXBNo6 @WhiteHouse