How You Can Help
MHC has programs in place to allow landowners to preserve all types and sizes of existing wetlands, and to restore wetland basins that have been degraded by drainage. Our two main programs for wetlands are:
Did You Know
Wetlands are among the most productive natural ecosystems in the world, comparable to tropical rain forests or coral reefs; yet more than half of all wetlands on the Prairies have been lost or degraded since pioneer settlement. Along the Red Valley, upwards of 90% of wetlands have been lost.
Today wetlands are increasingly recognized as integral components of a watershed, aiding in flood control, increasing local biodiversity, improving the quality of both surface and ground water, and providing aesthetic and recreational benefits to society.