Students help save wetlands

By Brandi Bailey

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 9:08 AM EST

Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamon) Students wade through local waters to preserve wetlands and wildlife that call it home.

Chenango Forks students worked with the National Aquarium out of Baltimore at Casey Swamp.

They cleared out invasive plants and replaced them with other plants that benefit the wetlands.

The National Aquarium has been working with Chenango Forks for several years to restore the wetlands just behind the high school.

"Wetlands are also really important because they help to keep our waterways. You all live in the Chesapeake Watershed just like we do, and so what happens up here affects our waters and what happens where we are affects your waters," said Laura Cattell Noll with the National Aquarium.

For students its a learning experience they wouldn't get inside the classroom.

"Keep this stuff healthy because again it's all interconnected, so just doing one of these swamps could help out other people with their water," said senior, Seth Lake.

Wildlife like frogs, turtles, and fish all depend on wetlands. Students encourage everyone to learn how they can help.

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