Function Charts

Function chart of wetlands:

hyrological, wildlife, plant life, art, atmospheric and biological

coastal salt marsh



flood control

fin fish

salt & motion

tolerant

movement

clean air

mechanism of salt extrusion

prevent erosion

shell fish

persistent

roots

scenery

oxygen release

energy absorption

clean water

waterfowl

biomass

grasses, seeds

carbon dioxide sequestering

filter run off

shoreline buffer

new species

being found

hay

feathers, shells, bones

absorb heat and slowly release it

DNA for future

regulate temperatures

noise abatement



mangrove swamp



flood control

fin fish

salt

tolerant

motion

clean air

noise abatement

prevent erosion

shell fish

special

roots

feathers, shells, bones

oxygen release

energy absorption

clean water

waterfowl

biomass

scenery

filter run off

shoreline buffer

build soil for land species

wood

wood, seeds

carbon dioxide sequestering

mechanism of salt exclusion

regulate temperatures

new species

new species

tourism

absorb heat and slowly release it

DNA for future



coastal and inland fresh water wetlands



flood control

fin fish

wild rice

reeds

nitrogen cycle

sulfur cycle

water storage

shell fish

cattails

seeds

clean air

energy/biomass

clean water

game animals

tuckahoe

plants

metabolize inorganics

pharmaceutical

prevent erosion

fur bearers

(i.e.: mink, raccoon, beaver)

unique garden

species

seeds, grasses

absorb heat and slowly release it

noise abatement

shoreline buffer

waterfowl

lumber

feathers, shells, bones

carbon dioxide sequestering

DNA for future

amphibians

blue berries

scenery

enzyme harvest

reptiles

cranberries

tourism

bioremediation

insects

hay

flowers

nitrogen



 

Click for habitat

Click for case study

Click for project

Last updated: April 10, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1550 Anacostia Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20019
MAILING ADDRESS: 1900 Anacostia Ave SE

Washington , DC 20020

Phone:

(202) 692-6080

Contact Us