By: Karianne

Facts About Wetlands

Wetlands are places that are covered with water, but sometimes they are dry. Wetlands are habitats to many different plants, birds, and animals. They are even habitats to endangered species. Fish are protected from danger in wetlands, so a lot of fish start their lives there. Wetlands store flood water before it causes damages. Soil and plants in wetlands also track tiny particles like cedement. They do this a they clean up water headed for the oceans.Wetlands protect communities by blocking the force of wind and waves. The amount of water there is an a wetland depends on what season it is and how much rain and snow there is.Sometimes wetlands have freshwater, sometimes they have saltwater.