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New video provides introduction to wetlands

As part of American Wetlands Month, today’s Mi Environment story features a new “Introduction to Wetlands” video from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) about the importance of wetlands.

A new video by EGLE highlights wetlands, important and diverse ecosystems in Michigan.

Screenshot from EGLE's new video -- Introduction to Wetlands. Ryan Blazic with text shown: Marshes, swamps, bogs, fens.

A new EGLE video covers an introduction to wetlands.


The video features Ryan Blazic, EGLE’s Water Resources Division liaison, who explains what wetlands are and what EGLE is doing to protect them.

Michigan currently has 6.4 million acres of wetlands, and the state has lost 4.2 million acres of wetlands since European settlement, making it more important than ever to protect, maintain and promote the responsible use of wetlands.

For more information, visit EGLE’s wetland web page.