The Benefits of Wetlands

 

Pollinators

Pollinators

Wetlands attract a variety of pollinators including the swallowtail butterfly and common honeybee.

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational Opportunities

Wetlands reduce the amount of pollutants that reach rivers so that we can more safely enjoy recreational activities like these kayakers on the Des Plaines river.

Garter Snake

Garter Snake

Habitat for wildlife

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Habitat for wildlife

Carp

Carp

Before and After Restoration

Before and After Restoration

Des Plaines River at Wadsworth Bridge

Recreational Opportunities

Wetlands reduce the amount of pollutants that reach rivers so that we can more safely enjoy recreational activities like these kayakers on the Des Plaines river.