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How are coliforms found in ocean-dwelling shellfish linked to Langley?

Coliforms are bacteria that can be found in organic material such as plants and the soil, and the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals (fecal coliforms). High levels of coliforms can pose a risk to human and environmental health. Shellfish can quickly become contaminated and unsafe for consumption when bacterial levels are high. Contamination occurs …

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Regenerative Agriculture for Cleaner Water

Regenerative agriculture is a method of farming that “improves the resources it uses, rather than depleting them”. It is comprised of practices that improve the health of the land being farmed. These practices focus on areas such as soil health and water management. Many regenerative techniques improve nearby water quality and protect freshwater ecosystems. Fertilizers …

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The Benefits of Wetlands

The amazing ecological benefits of wetlands are sometimes overlooked. These areas are submerged or saturated with water and contain plants adapted to survive these damp surroundings. Wetlands provide habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals, including many species-at-risk. They are natural filters that can trap and process harmful substances and bacteria, preventing them …

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