Note: The above was a column I had printed in the March 15, 2011 Kings County Record. Here in New Brunswick there has been a great deal of discussion on wetlands. I feel they are a valuable part of a healthy environment and can go a long way in protecting infrastructure and housing from flash flood type weather events. If we continue to fill in our woodland bogs and wetland then we will continue to see municipal areas flooded. I am not against developing but we have to be responsible in how we develop or existing green spaces, especially those green spaces that can provide cheap and effective green infrastructure, such as wetlands. This responsibility does not simply lie with the policy makers but everyone, developers, home builders, planners, municipal councils and staff, and many more.