Go au naturale. Buffers don’t need to be bush-hogged, mown or sprayed – let it grow!
A buffer zone is a wide strip of native grasses, plants, and trees along a river that protects water quality and provides important wildlife habitat. These areas are the last lines of defense against unwanted pollutants like pet waste, fertilizer, and other chemicals that travel with stormwater. These buffers do more than just slow water down and filter out pollution – they help reduce flooding and fight against erosion by holding soil in place. [Read more…]