Report: Great Lakes only region to gain wetlands

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This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013, shows a farm field in Monroe County, Mich., that is being converted to a wetland and lakeplain wet prairie by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited, part of a broader effort to restore wetland acreage that has been lost to development in the Great Lakes region. In the background are cooling towers from DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant. A recent federal report found that the Great Lakes region was the only area of the nation that gained wetland acreage during a five-year period, partly because of similar restoration projects. (AP Photo/John Flesher)