Living with Wetlands

Is there a wetland near your home? Have you wondered how to be a good neighbor to these rich ecosystems?

If you answered yes, the Wetlands Initiative's Living with Wetlands: A Handbook for Homeowners in Northeastern Illinois is for you. This 28-page, full-color booklet—available as a PDF download—is designed to give you a better understanding of your nearby wetlands.

Living with Wetlands includes an overview of different wetland habitats, the important ecosystem services they provide, and existing protections for wetlands. It also offers tips on protecting the wetland near you, including steps you can take in and around your home, as well as basic management strategies for the wetland itself.