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Manmade wetlands aren’t the same as those created by nature, naturalist says

Developer plans to build new wetland upon bulldozing existing marsh

April 18, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Stoney Creek, Ont. – Wetlands, which act as sponges to hold and purify water and help replenish groundwater, are much more effective when they are created by nature, a retired naturalist with the Hamilton Conservation Authority says. He takes exception with a developer’s plan to bulldoze a marsh for the provision of a warehouse. The developer also plans to dig a new wetland adjacent to the property, but naturalist Bruce Mackenzie says that existing wildlife, fungi and organic matter can’t be moved. Hamilton Spectator report | READ MORE

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