After Senate Bill 389 was passed into law on April 29, 2021, most of the remaining wetlands in Indiana not covered by federal protections are vulnerable to destruction. In many instances, what may seem like a puddle is a vibrant but delicate wetland ecosystem. While the outcome of the legislation is disappointing, there have been some silver linings. There are ways for wetlands to be protected forever regardless of ever-changing state and federal legislation. You are a vital part of that effort. You are a habitat hero. For more information on how to preserve wetlands on your land and other ways to support wetlands, visit www.ForTheLand.org.