Students pushing to save rare wetlands on school property

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A group of students, activists and scientists are trying to convince officials at an Illinois junior college to reject a developer’s proposal to extend a road through a wetland on school property. The Daily Southtown reports that the group is hoping to preserve at Joliet Junior College a fen _ a rare wetland where water seeping through limestone becomes alkaline and limits the number of plant species that can grow there.