Wetlands

Michigan offers wetland lessons for middle-school classrooms

(Michigan DNR)LANSING, Mich. — Teachers looking for a way to work Michigan’s animals and plants into their lessons have a new option to choose from. The state DNR has developed a curriculum called Michigan’s Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl. It’s intended for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will provide information about the importance of local wetland ecosystems. The six…

GOP bill would end Wisconsin wetland development permits

(Wisconsin DNR photo)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans are pushing to allow developers to build on state wetlands without any oversight after passing a $3 billion incentives package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant exempting the facility from a host of environmental regulations. The Foxconn incentives bill allows the Taiwanese company to fill wetlands without permits. Conservationists and Republican supporters alike predicted the…