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Michigan fails to preserve wetlands - 11/23/03
Environment hurt as state enforcement sputters; restored land doesn't measure up


Lax state oversight has diluted a law mandating the replacement of every inch of wetland destroyed by construction. More than half of the 775 wetlands that were supposed to be built in the past decade are inadequate. Some are too dry, too small, lack the proper drainage or have the wrong type of foliage. At least 125 were never built, according to state records.


http://www.detnews.com/2003/metro/0311/23/a01-332565.htm

Benefits of wetlands - 11/23/03
http://www.detnews.com/2003/metro/0311/23/a02-332557.htm

Statewide study of man-made wetlands - 11/23/03
http://www.detnews.com/2003/metro/0311/23/b06-332185.htm