Wetlands are vital to the health of our environment and provide a multitude of benefits. Like kidneys, they absorb, filter and recirculate our water and reduce erosion. They also provide critical habitat for amphibians, beavers, bats, birds, fish and other wildlife.
Learn more about these great waterways from the Wetlands Conservancy. Then, explore five great ways you can celebrate and support them from the Oregon Zoo. You can also visit local wetlands for a first-hand experience: