Swamplands Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat
During this time of human population growth and expansion across the land, we must understand our history and acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Metis, and First Nations people that call this land home. This recognition is a renewal of our commitment as a society to cherish and listen to the traditional knowledge of Indigenous people.
We bring together all who are concerned about the future of our lands. Wetlands are special places because they are home to diverse wildlife, including many rare species, and they provide a variety of ecosystem services for our communities. Wetlands function to trap sediments, store carbon, purify and absorb water, and prevent localized flooding. The Wainfleet Bog is one of Niagara Regions' most ancient peatland ecosystems that is in need of restoration. Wetlands provide our lands the ability to cope with a changing climate. It is our responsibility to give back and protect these important places for future generations.