Protect Natural Floodplain Functions

Keep the Water Clean

  • Do not dump oil, grease or other pollutants in storm drains and ditches as they lead to waterways
  • Do not drain pools directly to streams or lagoons
  • Limit your use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Scoop the poop — keep pet waste off the beach and from entering waterways

Improve Water Quality

  • Use Green infrastructure
  • Maintain natural buffers along wetlands and the beach
  • Use appropriate erosion and sediment control measures during construction
  • Know the benefits of planting more trees
  • Sea oats and other beach plants help stabilize our sand dunes; enjoy them but do not pick them

Improve Water Quality

  • Observe our waterfront wildlife from a distance
  • Avoid marked turtle nesting areas
  • Leave bird eggs and nests on the beach