May is Wetlands Month!

This May marks the 23rd annual observance of American Wetlands Month, a time to celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems. It is a perfect opportunity to discover and teach others about the important role that wetlands play in our environment and the how they improve our lives – improved water quality, increased water storage and supply, reduced flood and storm surge risk, and critical habitat for plants, fish and wildlife.

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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit