WAUKESHA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION LEAGUE
WEAL aims to protect and preserve the remaining wetlands in Waukesha County against all forms of destruction or degradation.
Wetlands serve as reservoirs of biological diversity, as purifiers of ground water, as storage places for floodwater, as refuges for plants and wildlife, and as beautiful examples of our natural systems. Wetland types in the county include: deep and shallow marshes, (wooded) swamps, shrub carrs, bogs, calcareous fens, low prairies, and sedge and wet meadows. The most endangered are the driest types, most of which have been converted to farm fields, but which could be restored.
To accomplish these goals, we will use the legal protection already in place and work to preserve and extend legal protection to more wetlands...as part of our commitment to preserving and enhancing the natural heritage of Waukesha County. We encourage developers, private landowners, and governments to preserve and protect wetlands by setting them aside as outlots, conservation easements, or through purchase by public or private agencies.
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