Governor Evers has proclaimed February 2nd, 2020, as Wisconsin Wetlands Day!
Wisconsin’s wetlands provide valuable services to our communities, including flood resiliency, clean water, habitat for wildlife, and recreational spaces.
Each year, February 2nd is celebrated globally as World Wetlands Day in recognition of the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, which provides a framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Five Wisconsin wetlands have received special designation as Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention, including Horicon Marsh, Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs, Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands, the Chiwaukee Illinois Beach Lake Plain, and the Upper Mississpi River Floodplain Wetlands. Designation of a sixth site is pending and will be announced soon.
Wisconsin’s waters, wildlife, and people need healthy wetlands. Join us in celebrating these natural treasures on February 2nd!