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City Colleges of Chicago Wetland

Located on the Olive-Harvey College Campus
Located on the Olive-Harvey College Campus

Wetland Protection

The map below is from the National Wetlands Inventory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service[1]. The Wetland is designated PEM/SS1C, meaning it is an inland, freshwater, nontidal wetland characterized by the presence of deciduous trees, scrub, and shrubs; and that it floods seasonally.

Because wetlands are crucial in providing people with clean water, they are federally protected under the US Clean Water Act, Section 404.

[1] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2010. National Wetlands Inventory. Database searched 8/7/10 at