What is a wetland?

Inland wetlands, like those found in Burlington, are areas where water is at or just below the surface of the ground. These wetlands may hold ground-water (water that flows underground), surface water, or rain-water, where it naturally runs or pools over land. Some wetland types found in Burlington are:

  • Brooks
  • Creeks
  • Lakes
  • Marshes
  • Ponds
  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Swamps
  • Vernal pools

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1. What is a wetland?
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3. Why are wetlands important?