Mr. Fortune, of course you know where I come from and the area I represent.
For the rest of the committee's benefit, Ducks Unlimited's project number one, Big Grass Marsh, is in my constituency. It was built in the 1930s. I've been there many times. Ducks Unlimited and the landowners and farmers in my own region have been partners for decades now.
Mr. Fortune, can you briefly elaborate on the value of wetlands? Why are wetlands important?