Why America's Wetlands?
Today, 95 percent of all marine life in the Gulf of Mexico spends at least some part of its life cycle in America's wetlands, and 30 percent of seafood in the contiguous U.S. is caught here (source: America's Wetland Foundation). If we want seafood to continue to be part of our diets (and we do!), then we need to protect the habitat that these species need to thrive. Unfortunately, America's wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate: an area of wetland the size of a football field is lost every hour due to coastal erosion.
Why are wetlands important?
Wetlands help regulate water levels within watersheds, improve water quality, reduce flood and storm damage, provide important fish and wildlife habitats, and support hunting, fishing and other recreational activities (source: United States Environmental Protection Agency). Wetlands are a vital part of our ecosystem — both the tidal wetlands along the coasts and the many rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and low-lying areas across the U.S.
What can 1% do?
When you purchase a bottle of Frontier's Organic Seafood Seasoning, we donate 1% of sales to benefit wetland restoration projects. Along with our other brands giving back funds — Simply Organic 1%, and Aura Cacia Positive Change Project, dollars quickly add up to amounts that make a real difference.