Indiana is on the brink of losing most of what remains of one of its most precious natural and economic resources – one that purifies water, reduces flood damage, provides fish and wildlife habitat and boosts our economy – Indiana’s wetlands.

Wetlands once covered about one-fourth of our state, providing clean water and abundant habitat for wildlife. Now, in the face of broad, bipartisan opposition, Indiana’s Senate passed a bill (SB 389) that would roll back protections for our remaining, isolated wetlands.

Keith W. Halper is president of the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America. He can be reached at 19 166th St., Hammond, IN 46324.

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reinemer

Wetlands are essential for many types of wildlife and recreation and they're good for filtering water for us. Conserving Indiana's wetlands + win-win-win.

Joe King

Well Said!

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