As the name implies, "wetlands" are wet areas characterized by soils that are permanently or seasonally saturated with water. They contain a variety of plants, shrubs and trees which have adapted to living in a wet environment. Wetlands are also fascinating aquatic ecosystems providing essential habitats for birds, animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and other life forms. Also important for flood water storage and recharging of ground water supplies, wetlands function as nature's recycling systems for regulating and purifying our water resources.
Wetlands come in a variety of sizes, shapes, depths and other individual characteristics. Marshes, swamps and bogs are the most common types of permanent wetlands while temporarily flooded swales and fields represent seasonal wetlands. Many wildlife species are completely dependent on wetland areas for their survival while others use wetlands occasionally. Wetlands along streams also serve as wildlife travel corridors linking other habitats.
Dead Creek is a good example of a permanent, shallow marsh containing an interspersion of vegetation types and open water. This wetland complex provided food, cover, breeding and resting areas for a multitude of wildlife and offers a wide range of recreational experiences for the public.
Although wetlands are perhaps the most productive ecological
Erected by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
Location. 44° 5.115′ N, 73° 20.207′ W. Marker is near Addison, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Vermont Route 17W 1.7 miles west of Vermont Route 22A, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Markers are under a shelter at the roadside wildlife viewing area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 Vermont Route 17W, Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snow Geese (here, next to this marker); The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (here, next to this marker); Canada Geese (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benedict Arnold (approx. 4.1 miles away); DAR John Strong Mansion (approx. Northern Terminal of the Crown Point Military Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chimney Point (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
Regarding Wetland Resources. Marker provides limited historical information on Vermont's wetlands.
Also see . . .
1. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ecology of Wetland Ecosystems. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Why are wetlands important?. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Wetlands in the Conterminous United States. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.