Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wisconsin's Wetlands

This morning, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill loosening development restrictions on wetlands. While Wisconsin conservatives maintain that this bill will help businesses and increase jobs, many others worry that Wisconsin could potentially lose thousands of acres of wetlands.

The Wisconsin Wetland Association released a press release stating the following:
 "We remind you that wetlands contribute billions in free services to Wisconsin's economy every year. They protect us from floods, support our fish and wildlife, clean our water, and preserve the outdoor heritage Wisconsin residents hold so dear. If this law is enacted, we will no longer be able to count on the state to protect our wetlands."
We'll be posting our next Featured Book this afternoon, but in the meantime, check out the following resources to learn more about Wisconsin's wetlands.