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Thursday, April 29: Nutrient Farming

We are live on Instagram at glenview_beavers_fan_club and are starting to tell our story!

Please share this post on your Facebook stories and news feeds so we can share the word and amplify our message that humans don't need to trap and kill beavers in order to keep them from cutting down trees and causing flooding with their dam building. Instead, we can wrap trees and install flow devices.

Beavers can make a significant contribution to combating climate change. More wetlands will help prevent flooding; improve water quality; raise the levels of our water tables; grow the population of birds, amphibians, fish, and other mammals; provide eco-tourism opportunities for the State of Illinois; prevent further contamination of our rivers; *and* offer profitable opportunities for nutrient farming.

Nutrient farming is a market-based strategy that uses restored wetlands designed, built and operated for the purpose of managing nutrients, trapping sediments and storing flood waters. Nutrient farms produce environmental credits, such as nutrient reduction credits, that can be sold to municipal or industrial waste-treatment facilities which need to meet a water quality standard and cannot cost effectively remove the nutrients themselves. Nutrient farming simply involves growing wetlands and passing the contaminated water through the dense vegetation and over the organic soil.

So, if you don't already have Instagram, download it onto your phone or ipad, and follow us! Tell the younger folks in your family who already have Instagram to follow us too!!!

Thank you so much to Nicole Annaleigh for setting up our Instagram account! If you post photos of the Glenview beavers, please use the hashtags #glenviewbeavers and #glenviewbeaversfanclub

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