Only 2.5% of all water on Earth is freshwater. Wetlands hold most of this water and naturally filter out a variety of pollutants. They are also home to 40% of all the species in the world.
Plus, wetlands are capable of absorbing a whopping 1.5 million gallons of floodwater per acre! Wetlands are very important, which is why they need to be maintained and restored.
Visit https://www.worldwetlandsday.org to learn more about wetlands and the important role they play in our freshwater ecosystem.