The Celery Bog is a
wetland located in West Lafayette, Indiana. For much of
the 20th century the wetland was drained and farmed. Celery, as
well as other crops, was grown in the rich peat of the drained
wetland. However, the agricultural drainage system constantly
failed, which resulted in the termination of farming in the wetland.
Thus, part of the former wetland has gradually reverted to wet
conditions. The wetland and important nearby sites are now
preserved as the Celery Bog Nature Area. This area is listed as a “significant ecological
site” by the Indiana Natural Heritage
Program and it has become and important park in the
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