The way we manage the land impacts local waterbodies. Learn how you can responsibly manage your land and encourage responsible management in your community!
Protect wetlands by building in upland areas. Wetlands recharge groundwater, provide wildlife habitat, filter pollutants, and mitigate flooding. Reduce the density of development, including paved areas, in wetlands.
If you live along a waterbody, protect the riparian area. The riparian area is the interface between the land and the water, and it is important for preventing erosion. Here are some tips to help you protect the riparian zone and responsibly manage your waterfront property:
Encourage responsible land management in your community by attending public meetings held by your county commissioners and planning boards. Learn how your community plans to develop and speak out to encourage responsible, sustainable land management.