In advance of the month-long focus on the benefits natural and constructed wetlands, the NTMWD Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center on Thursday, April 25.
American Wetlands Month was created in 1991 by EPA and its federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector partners to celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the Nation’s ecological, economic, and social health and to educate Americans about the value of wetlands as a natural resource. Historically, annual events such as national and regional conferences have been organized to include a broad range of people including wetland scientists, educators and public interest.
Learn more about how our East Fork Water Reuse Project naturally filters water one of the largest man-made wetlands in the country before pumping it 42 miles north to Lavon Lake for storage and future treatment at our Wylie Water Treatment Plant. In the middle of the wetland is the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center that provides educations, research and conservation opportunities about water reuse and supply, wetland systems and wildlife habitats.