Coastal Wetlands

Coastal Wetlands

Wetlands are unique landscape of water loving plants and saturated soil that create a biologically diverse ecosystem that serves a vital role along Lake Erie’s coast. They provide essential habitat for fish and migratory birds and slow the erosive effects of wave action. They also serve as nature’s kidneys helping to filter out nutrients and sediment and break down pharmaceuticals.

Learn more about local wetland research taking place:

Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve