Wetlands Research, Inc. is dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest through ongoing research of flood control, improved water quality, and wildlife habitat restoration. Please donate and make it possible for WRI to continue to be a leader in these endeavors.
“These wetlands serve as a giant sponge for use in controlling the flow of the Des Plaines River. They are an excellent shock absorber.”
-Gurnee Mayor Krystina Kovarik
Riffle dams provide productive habitat for aquatic organisms and areas for fish to spawn. They also play a vital role in flood control.
Neal Marsh was funded through mitigation banking, a system that allows developers who are looking to destroy wetlands to offset the loss by purchasing credits toward a compensatory wetland somewhere else.
WRI is actively researching various techniques and devices for controlling the Common Carp and its deleterious effects on aquatic life and the environment.
WRI continues to encourage and attract world class environmental researchers such as Joy Zedler PhD., Aldo Leopold, Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and Botany Department.