Wetlands, or marshes, are just now beginning to be appreciated for their unique place in the ecosystem.
Formerly thought of as simply giant mud pits, for decades these areas, saturated with either fresh or salt water, have been considered unsightly and useless.
For decades, they have been filled in or dredged under the guise of reclamation.
When the article talks about wetlands restoration at De Anza Cove, this is the Historic Rose Creek Salt Marsh.
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