wetlands

plural of wetland
as in marshes
spongy land saturated or partially covered with water the conservation board has not always been rigorous in protecting the wetlands from development

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“Wetlands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wetlands. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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