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Wetlands are important! They store water and help prevent flooding. Minnesota originally had 18.6 million acres of wetlands that provided water for birds, fish, and other wildlife. Only half of these wetlands remain. Learn about these ecosystems and how to protect water quality, and the lives that depend on the state's wetlands - including our own. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Water/Wetlands project!

boys in the woods

What you can do

Butterfly WINGS Youth Guide

Explore the outdoors through guided inquiry; learn to identify butterflies and contribute to science.

Exploring Your Environment - Earth's Capacity

Choices we make can affect our environment. Learn about environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Exploring Your Environment - Ecosystems Services

Learn about the benefits that our natural world brings to us; explore topics such as pollination, soil, and ecotourism.

For adult leaders

Record keeping & evaluation


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Water/Wetlands project!

Becky Meyer, Extension educator

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