Thank you for the Sumner Lions Club for joining the City of Sumner and Pierce Conservation District in planting trees along Salmon Creek on March 3. These native trees help support wetlands within our city.
Why are wetlands important to a city?
Here’s the answer from Robert Wright, our Local Source Control Specialist:
“Earlier this month, cities and countries around the world celebrated World Wetland Day honoring the importance of wetlands. Wetlands aren’t just important in February, though: throughout the year they are working hard to make cities livable by protecting water quality, reducing flooding, helping to recharge our underground sources of water for drinking, and providing critical habitat for fish and wildlife. All those benefits are what make some of the projects we build like East Sumner Neighborhood (pictured here) so important.”