Friday, October 29, 2010
WITHOUT WETLANDS, NO SEAFOOD
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NO WETLANDS, NO SEAFOOD: Runoff can destroy the quality of our wetlands. Many of our wetlands now contain excess sediment, bacteria, and pollutants which can lead to closures of shellfish waters and degradation of recreational areas. We forget that many of the marine life we cherish on our plates began, not in the ocean, but in the wetlands. Many of the saltwater fish and shellfish live at least part of their live in the saltwater marshes.
Marshes have also been proven to be a flood controller and they protect from wave erosion. There are many more reasons to protect and cherish our wetlands.
Help protect our coast with a NC Coastal Federal specialty license plate. Click on NCCF.
Above painting is a study for a larger 30X30 painting available for sale at Carolina Creations in New Bern, NC. The 6X6, acrylic on linen painting above, framed in NC Maple floater frame, is available at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 919-732-5001.