We improve the storm drain system to reduce flooding, improve water quality, and increase fish passage. Our inspection and maintenance program prevents pollutants and debris from entering waterways.
Our partners know that there is more to surface waters than what is on the surface. Watershed health monitoring, water cleanup and restoration projects, and public health water monitoring keep our waters safe for recreation and shellfishing.
Our many community programs help citizens understand their connection to water quality. Programs like the Rain Gardens and More cost share, Backyard Habitat Restoration, and Agriculture Technical Assistance help property owners improve their homes while protecting our watersheds.
Careful planning on a watershed scale helps to make sure that people, fish and wildlife continue to have abundant, clean water. We collaborate with community partners to identify and apply strategies for protecting our water resources while making sure we have needed growth.