Tell your U.S. senators: Protect America's coasts

Coastal ecosystems, those transition zones between land and sea, are where so much life begins. They are critical to countless species -- sea turtles, sea birds, invertebrates, fish and more -- and they provide a buffer against the encroaching impacts of climate change.

Coastal wetlands, marshes, seagrass beds and mangroves remove up to four times more carbon from the atmosphere than land-based ecosystems. They provide critical protection against storm surges and coastal flooding, and help prevent shoreline erosion.

The West Coast of the U.S. has lost 85% of all tidal wetlands and the East coast is losing wetlands at twice the rate they're being restored.

The current draft of the Build Back Better Act has $6 billion in grants for states to restore and protect these wetland areas. Tell your U.S. senators to vote for our coasts.

Subject: Vote for a Build Back Better Act that restores America's coasts