Stormwater Management & Best Management Practices
   

Vegetation
Vegetation plays many critical roles in stormwater management, including: encouraging groundwater infiltration, slowing runoff rate, improving water quality, and more.

Vegetation & Stormwater Management

Vegetation is an essential component of stormwater management and green stormwater infrastructure.  Vegetation plays many critical roles in stormwater management, including: encouraging groundwater infiltration, slowing runoff rate, improving water quality, and more.  Native trees, shrubs, grasses, and plants should be utilized where possible.  Native vegetation is adapted to local soils and climate and can thrive with less care and less chemicals.  Explore these links to learn more about key topics associated with vegetation and stormwater management, including native landscaping and urban forestry:

Landscaping Using Native Trees, Shrubs, & Plants | Urban Forestry

 


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Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4)

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Stormwater Management & Best Management Practices

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SWPA's Homeowner's Guide To Stormwater

Climate Change and Water Resources

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Additional Water
Quality Information

NEW! Quick Resource Guide to the MS4 Program

NEW! Quick Resource Guide for Winter Maintenance BMPs

Education Materials SPC Water Resource Center