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Wetlands Have Real Important Jobs To Do

Sometimes they’re wet, and sometimes they’re not
Transition zones where the water meets the dry spots
They call them marshes, swamps, fens and sloughs
And they’re often surrounded by the prairies too
Without the wetlands, what would we do?
They’re here for me and you
Wetlands have real important jobs to do

It’s like a sponge to soak up all the water
When the rain falls down, my friend
A storage basin on the land, slows the flow
And gives the H2O a place to go
Without the wetlands, what would we do?
They’re here for me and you
Wetlands have real important jobs to do

The kidneys of the landscape, they filter and they purify
Removing chemicals, recycling the nutrients
Slows the flow, capturing the sediment
Cleaner water for us all!

A filling station, a highway rest stop for the birds
A needed place to rest and recharge
For the ducks, geese, swans, pelicans, and herons
A quiet peaceful place to be
Without the wetlands, what would we do?
They’re here for me and you
Wetlands have real important jobs to do

A habitat for beavers, frogs, snakes, and toads
Painted turtles, otters, and the mink
And we humans can go hiking, cycling, and canoeing
So much more that you think
Without the wetlands, what would we do?
They’re here for me and you
Wetlands have real important jobs to do

Exciting places, a gem on the landscape
A little slice of paradise
We can’t survive without these swamps and marshes
And many other creatures wouldn’t make it too
And that why…
Wetlands have real important jobs to do
Wetlands have real important jobs to do

 

 

 

 

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