250 YEARS AFTER WASHINGTON DRAINED IT, FEDS SOAK A SWAMP

GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD SLAVES DRAIN WETLANDS TO HARVEST CEDAR AND CYPRESS TREES FROM THE SWAMP BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

250 YEARS AFTER WASHINGTON DRAINED IT, FEDS SOAK A SWAMP

Dried-out peat, however, releases that carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
George Washington had slaves drain wetlands to harvest cedar and cypress trees from the swamp before the American Revolution.
(AP) -- The U.S. government is trying to undo the damage from two centuries of logging at the Great Dismal Swamp.

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is trying to undo the damage from two centuries of logging at the Great Dismal Swamp. George Washington had slaves drain wetlands to harvest cedar and cypress trees from the swamp...

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