Wetlands can be placed, designed and installed to have optimum nutrient reduction.
Water that leaves wetlands leaves cleaner overall. By holding back water, wetlands reduce flooding and erosion on stream and rivers. In addition to improving water quality, wetlands provide high quality wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.
“It really didn’t take that much land out of production compared to the benefits we think we’re giving to the watershed. “
Frederick Martens, Farmer, Madison County Iowa