There are many hidden natural areas throughout the Village ranging from young forests to restored prairies and wetlands. Due to the Villages' geographic location wetlands are by far the most prominent in the Village.
The wetlands in the Village play a fundamental role in water retention, quality, and control. Over the years maintenance on these wetlands have decreased leading to erosion, nutrient overloading and invasive species to damage the health of the wetlands.
The Village is designing a wetland management plan that will direct the village on best management of Village wetlands. The plan discusses recommended restoration for plan years -5, -10, and -20. The goal of this plan is to be proactive rather than reactive in management of Village wetlands.