Four Simple Reasons Not to Develop Wetlands
1. Wetlands mitigate flooding; when you build on them your house and your neighbourhood are much more likely to flood.
2. Wetlands are important for biodiversity - your house comes at the expense of hundreds of species at risk's home.
3. Wetlands store carbon, and developing them releases greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.
4. Wetlands filter our ground water, which is an important source of drinking water.
Developing on wetlands forces taxpayers to take on the services that wetlands provide for free!