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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the cranberry wetland system function?

Cranberry agriculture is compatible with wetlands preservation. The cranberry is a native wetland plant. Cranberry wetland systems are made up of producing bogs, ditches, dikes, reservoirs, ponds and uplands, preserving over 60,000 acres of open space in the Commonwealth.

Just like natural wetlands, the cranberry wetland system recharges the aquifer; provides flood control and storm-water drainage; protects and preserves habitats for plants and animals; and filters the ground water.