Millions of acres of North Carolina's wetlands are thrivingPlay
Wetlands protect water quality, prevent floods and serve as habitats for plants and animals. But over the past few centuries, millions of acres of wetlands were drained for development or farming. Now, there are efforts to restore these critical habitats.
Celeste Gracia of WUNC visits a North Carolina wetlands preserve, 20 years in the making.
This segment aired on April 28, 2023.