Protecting wetlands throughout the Mississippi watershed is vital to the Gulf Coast. Wetlands at the northernmost reaches need to be protected to help ensure that the waters of the Gulf are pollution free. Wetland loss also has been linked to increasing amounts of hurricane damage, specifically that of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Check out these sample letters to the editor, personalize them and submit them to your local newspaper to spread the word about the importance of clean water where you live! (Note: Letters to the editor are in .doc format and will open in Microsoft Word)
After sending a letter, contact your Members of Congress and remind them of the importance of wetlands and clean water to the Gulf Coast.