27 Jul '11, 7pm

Wetland loss costs more than water quality. #DUC study shows #wetlands save municipalities about $300,000 a year.

Wetland loss costs more than water quality. #DUC study shows #wetlands save municipalities about $300,000 a year.

Related Links Download the Fact sheet (PDF, 385 KB) Read the full business case report online Download the full business case report (PDF, 1.51 MB) Listen to DUC Manager of Conservation Programs, Owen Steele's interview on CIUT 89.5FM See related research: Wetland Conversion Analysis Wetland loss in the Lake Simcoe watershed costs more than water quality! Ducks Unlimited Canada study puts a dollar value on local wetlands. Barrie, Ontario, July 27, 2011 – According to a new study by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the University of Guelph, wetlands currently remove harmful phosphorus from Lake Simcoe and save local municipalities about $300,000 a year for this ecological service. Despite efforts and a growing awareness of the benefits they provide, Ontario’s wetlands continue to be lost. The results of this study clearly identify that as wetlands continue to be lost, so wi...

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