2018 State of Our Estuaries Municipal Report

The Municipal Guide lays out the most effective activities decision-makers and local leaders can take to improve water quality and environmental conditions in our estuaries. These recommendations represent an aggregation of actions from across several state and regional management plans, and are intended to provide significant impact at reasonable financial cost in recognition of the challenges municipal decision-makers face.  Recommendations address four priority focus areas: buffers, land conservation, septic systems, and stormwater management. (See page four in the report below for a compiled list of recommendations.)