Acreage Owners

Tending to your acreage’s riparian areas will protect and enhance the valuable natural assets on your property.

Some Beneficial Management Practices for Acreage Owners include:

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Plant native grasses and limit turf lawns

Avoid disturbing the soil or building structures in riparian areas

Minimize or eliminate the use of lawn herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers

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Maintain a properly functioning septic system (have it routinely inspected and emptied)

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Be aware of runoff on your property. Use “low impact development” techniques such as rain barrels, rain gardens, and permeable pavement

Maintain a natural shoreline with deep-rooted native plants to reduce erosion

Create a buffer of native plants between acreage activities and water bodies

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