Wetlands benefit our environment, our economy and our quality of life. Learn more from Chesapeake farmers and landowners.See our success stories
Wetlands Work is a resource for agricultural landowners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It was developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program's Wetland Workgroup to connect landowners with the people and programs that can support wetland restoration on their land.
Rainfall that reaches the ground can be absorbed into the soil or flow over the land. When a wetland is able to capture this water before it can enter a creek, stream or river, it functions like a natural filter that traps nutrients, sediment and other pollutants.Learn More
Wetlands have been compared to rainforests and coral reefs because of the large amount of plants and animals they support. Wetlands are wonderful places to hunt, fish, watch birds or photograph the natural world.Learn More
The environmental services that wetlands provide hold economic value. Wetlands also provide financial benefits to landowners who participate in conservation programs or lease their wetlands to hunters.Learn More