A Crucial Connection

A Crucial Connection (HM680)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 32.389', W 76° 5.169'

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Wetlands are the vital link between land and water.

Wetlands are a beautiful place to visit. Brightly colored flowers and a variety of birds are just some of the wonderful things to see in a wetland.
water rushes off the land in a storm. When the water reaches the wetlands, plants help to slow the water's flow. Then, the spongy soil absorbs the extra water, reducing flooding.
Water rushing off the land carries soil, trash and chemicals to the bay. Wetland plants trap this pollution, reducing erosion and keeping the bay clean.
The Chesapeake Bay and people need wetlands.
An acre of wetland produces more food than an acre of good farmland. Animals can find plenty to eat in wetlands. Wetlands also feed people. Have you ever eaten crabs, fish, or duck?
Wetlands give us more than food. People earn money catching and selling fish, crabs, and oysters. People also sell boats, fishing gear, and other supplies so we can have fun on the bay.
Baby fish and crabs hide from bigger fish in a bed of underwater plants. These plants, called submerged aquatic vegetation, provide food and oxygen for many animals.
HM NumberHM680
Historical PeriodOther
Historical PlaceOther, Park
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SEPTEMBERSPARROW1666  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406666 N 4377246
Decimal Degrees39.53981667, -76.08615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.389', W 76° 5.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 23.3400" N, 76° 5' 10.1400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Giles St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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