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4th/5th wetlands

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Shari Tindall

on 10 April 2017

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Transcript of 4th/5th wetlands


What is a wetlands?
A wetland area is an area that is saturated with water, either seasonally or permanently.
Types of Wetlands
Coastal Wetlands
Inland Wetlands-freshwater
Freshwater +
Newport Back Bay
What percentage of wetlands are left in California?
What happened to the wetlands?
How do people find out if an area is a wetland when there is no water in it?
Soil Sampling
Why do we need wetlands?
What does the IERCD do?
Wonders Of Wetlands

Reduces Flooding
Habitat for animals, birds and insects
Snowy Egret
Resting Place for Migrating Birds
Wetlands filter pollution and sediment from the water.
Wrap it up!
What is the percentage of wetlands are left in California?
A. 50%
B. 10%
C. 90%
Which of the following is
A. Marsh
B. Swamp
C. Ocean
considered a wetland?
An Estuary is a wetland with
Pollution from cities and towns
motor oil
storm drain
What can you do to help?
Pick up trash
Protect natural areas
Building Dams
Thank You!
Indicator Species
Stonefly Nymph
A biological species that defines a trait or characteristic of the environment. An indicator species may be more sensitive to pollution or changes in the environment;
scientists will often observe changes in these species to determine the health of various habitats.
Educate Students
Organize Clean-ups
B. 10%
C. Ocean
Safe place to
raise their young
Remove Invasive Plants
Why are wetlands so important?
They provide habitat for fish, wildlife and a variety of plants.
I work for...
Mystery Bag Activity
Guess what the mystery item is without peaking in the bag.
What does the item have to do with a function of a wetland?
A. Fresh Water
B. Salt water
C. Both salt and fresh water
D. Green water
C. Both salt and fresh water
How do people negatively affect wetlands?
A. Pollution
B. Building Dams and Development
C. Hiking and walking in wetland areas
D. Both A and B
D. Both A and B
Wetlands in Southern California
Los Cerritos Wetland, Seal Beach
Ballona Wetlands, Playa Del Rey
Los Penasquitos Lagoon, San Diego
San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Mar
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach
Newport Back Bay, Newport
Santa Maragrita River Estuary, Oceanside
Carlsbad Lagoon,Carlsbad, CA
Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Carlsbad
Peat Moss
Why should we care?
Yerba Mansa:
Anemopsis californica
Arroyo Willow - Salix lasiolepis
Riparian Plants:
Arroyo willow grows most frequently in mixed riparian forests and in willow scrub communities close to the river channel. Arroyo willow roots must access the water table.
Yerba mansa 'calming herb'
The native herb, translated from Spanish as the "calming herb," has been used for centuries throughout the Southwest by American Indians and Hispanics for ailments ranging from toothaches to sinus infections.

Researchers must find a way to protect the ecologically threatened plant from depletion by habitat loss and urban development.
Chino Wetlands Park, Chino
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