What is a Wetland?
A wetland is place with water at or near the surface for a significant part of the growing season. They have soils that have formed in water saturated conditions allowing for special plants that have adapted to growing in this wet environment.
Click on this link to the EPA for additional information: https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/what-wetland
Wetlands are Protected
In 1972, US legislation enacted the Clean Water Act. Much of the regulation in Ohio is controlled by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (O-EPA) and the US Army Corp of Engineers. https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act