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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Action to save remaining Illinois wetlands gains steam

An Illinois Natural History Survey graduate researcher holds a green-winged teal, a duck species that stops at Illinois' wetlands on its way to summer nesting areas farther north. (Photo courtesy of INHS)

The Supreme Court’s decision in 2023 to roll back the Clean Water Act has meant less federal oversight in protecting the country’s wetlands.
Illinois does not have a standalone program, and one organization hopes state legislators will pass measures to change this. Wetlands clean the water, reduce flooding and provide fish and wildlife habitat.

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