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Posted: December 13, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Wonderful wetlands

We are more than pleased that the city of Covington, with the help of a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, has set aside 1.2 acres of land close to city hall for the development of a wetlands area.

Wetlands create an ecosystem where water and land meet; this delicate ecosystem will help improve water quality by filtering toxins and will also provide a habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife and endangered species.

When this project is completed and open to the public, there will be walkways to stroll down, making you feel like you are a part of nature.

There are many states in this country, including California, which has allowed their valuable wetlands to be taken over by uncontrolled urban growth. Once wetlands are destroyed, they do not come back.

We are fortunate to live in a state and city that recognizes the value of our wetland systems.

We are looking forward the completion of this project. It will be another jewel in the crown that is Covington.

A special thanks to the mayor, city council and the staff of the city of Covington for their foresight on this project.


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