Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

Protect our wetlands

Protecting our remaining wetlands is an essential step in holding the line for environmental quality. Identification of sensitive wetland areas must be done on a regional and local basis before development encroaches. Priority sites for protection through land acquisition and stronger regulation can then be effectively determined. Existing regulations at the federal and state level often are not comprehensive enough to adequately protect wetlands, especially nontidal wetlands.

Now is the time to protect our remaining wetland resources. Further wetland destruction or degradation can ruin the fragile Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, and eliminate a way of life that Bay area residents now enjoy.

What can you do?

photo of wetlands

Credit: Diane Eckles, USFWS

Why are wetlands so important?

Wetlands need our protection.

What can you do?

Last updated: January 28, 2011