NC Wetlands By the Numbers
Fun Facts about North Carolina’s Wetlands
Wetlands act like sponges – absorbing water, cleaning it, and releasing it slowly.
Some of the oldest trees in the world are in North Carolina! At least 2 bald cypress trees older than 2000 years old are located in the Three Sisters Swamp along the Black River in southeastern North Carolina.
More than 70% of North Carolina’s protected species depend on wetlands to survive.