World Wetland Day

February  2 is World Wetlands Day!
 Did you know that in addition to providing a home for a wide array of species, storing more carbon than forests and mitigating flood risks, wetlands provide benefits to salmon by contributing to cold water refuges? In the Restigouche watershed, many of the cold streams that provide critical resting areas for salmon during the summer months originate from catchments with a high proportion of wetlands. These wetlands are often hydraulically linked to cold groundwater and provide shading to keep the water cool. Next time you see a wetland such as a swamp, marsh or bog, take a moment to appreciate everything it does for the planet, communities and plamu!