Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem, providing a habitat for a broad range of fish and wildlife while playing an important role in enhancing water quality and mitigating the effects of floods. West County Wastewater is proud to serve as a steward in protecting this precious resource, today on World Wetlands Day and every day.
On February 2, 1971, the Ramsar Convention established an international treaty for the protection and responsible use of wetlands. Today, there are more than 2,300 Ramsar wetlands in 171 countries, including the San Francisco Bay and Estuary.
West County Wastewater encourages everyone to take a few moments to reflect on how wetlands provide water, protect us from extreme weather, store and capture carbon and improve our daily lives. Click on the link below to read the full proclamation.