Employees with MDEQ's first wetland monitoring program floating their gear over a stream.
Anne Garwood, MDEQ

If you enjoy long walks through the mud, scaling fences, and doing paperwork under the hot sun - you’d love working for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s first ever wetland monitoring program. It’s a dirty job, but it’s the only way to find out if the state’s wetlands are healthy.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants more restrictions on how wetland use is regulated.