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["Cherokee marsh - a wetland to cherish"],   pp. 7-17


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Other wetlands are open, with few or no trees. A wet- 
land without trees is called a marsh. In southern 
Wisconsin most of the wetlands are marshes. 
          Goose Lake Prairie, Illinois 
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Wetlands are often destroyed by man's activities. 
The pictures you have seen were all taken in areas 
that have been bought and preserved by government 
agencies or by conservation groups. Without this 
protection, many would have met the fate of thousands 
of acres of wetlands... 
       Wetland near County M, Dane County 
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& * ' which have been drained by ditches for farming 
(often farming of short success)... 
    Drained marshland near Goose Lake Prairie, 
    Illinois 
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0 . . or for housing developments (often resulting in 
wet basements and sewer problems)..4. 
        Drainage ditch near houses, Madison 
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   *┬░.or used as dumping places for the mounting tons 
 of people trash, (which may contaminate the ground 
 water). Whatever the use of the drained or filled 
 wetland, the wildlife is gone. 
       Marsh used as dump near Picnic ┬Żoint, 
       Madison 
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