Wetlands: what can I do?*
A question I asked myself many times over the last couple of years. With an answer that inspires me into action!
convinced that wetlands provide a multitude of benefits, including filtering our water, ensuring biodiversity, protecting our (watersheds), and mitigating climate change.”
I followed this belief to coordinate a “Friends” group of citizen-ecologists who are focused on learning about and interacting with a small wetland system that meanders through the city of Hillsboro, Oregon.
It is with great joy that I share today…
A link to “What I can do…”
Please take a moment to share in my excitement by clicking the link above to find out more about my neighborhood wetland.
But before you go… consider what actions you can take for wetlands. These suggestions are from * The Ramsar Convention a global intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources:
- Open your eyes to the wetlands near you.
- Educate others.
- Organize a wetlands clean-up.
- Change your consumption habits.
- Manage your own garden consciously.
- Get involved in World Wetlands Day, (or a local watershed restoration project).
- Join with others to make a difference.
Resource used for this post:
Wetlands:what can I do? Information flyer from The Ramsar Convention.