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Upper Mississippi River Wetland of International Importance
Description:
Wetlands are marshy areas where there is much moisture in the soil.

Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.

Wetlands hold and slowly release flood water and snow melt, recharge groundwater, act as filters to cleanse water impurities, and recycle nutrients. A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
Expanded Description:
To celebrate the Mississippi River Floodplain Wetland of International Importance we ask people around the globe to go to their favorite wetland and enjoy it for 10 minutes on 10-10-10. It is your chance to visit a wetland and demonstrate your commitment participating in a celebration that reduces our carbon footprint because you don't have to come to our wetland! Celebrate at a wetland near you.
Instructions for Posting a Upper Mississippi River Wetland of International Importance Waymark:
The wetland can be anywhere in the world. If you know it is designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention include that in the listing.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
If you visit a wetland on 10-10-10 for 10 minutes, please upload your image of that wetland.

Help us celebrate the designation of the Mississippi River Floodplain Wetland of International Importance by visiting any one of the waymark locations or your own favorite wetland and log your visit.

Enjoy your wetlands every day and celebrate on 10-10-10 for 10 (minutes).
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  • Wetlands around the World