Indiana is on the brink of losing most of what remains of one of its most precious natural and economic resources – one that purifies water, reduces flood damage, provides fish and wildlife habitat and boosts our economy.

Indiana’s wetlands once covered about one-fourth of our state, providing clean water and abundant habitat for wildlife.

Keith W. Halper, a Hammond resident, is president of the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America.

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