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The adverse effects of unchecked growth, or sprawl, on our communities and our watersheds are forcing us to reconsider how and where we grow. In many areas of the country, communities are beginning to realize the cumulative effects of sprawl on the quality of our water resources and all that is dependent on them.
Protecting and restoring wetlands and other open spaces with smart growth
initiatives is one way to curb those effects. Developers, city planners, and elected officials can work together in local and regional efforts to incorporate wetlands into watershed planning to help meet local water quality standards or permit requirements, generate revenue for the local economy, and protect and
improve plant and wildlife habitat. The following case studies highlight how local governments around the country are putting wetlands to work in their watersheds.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-05-19 17:04:19
Description The adverse effects of unchecked growth, or sprawl, on our communities and our watersheds are forcing us to reconsider how and where we grow. In many areas of the country, communities are beginning to realize the cumulative effects of sprawl on the quality of our water resources and all that is dependent on them.
Protecting and restoring wetlands and other open spaces with smart growth
initiatives is one way to curb those effects. Developers, city planners, and elected officials can work together in local and regional efforts to incorporate wetlands into watershed planning to help meet local water quality standards or permit requirements, generate revenue for the local economy, and protect and
improve plant and wildlife habitat. The following case studies highlight how local governments around the country are putting wetlands to work in their watersheds.
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Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Watersheds, Water resources, Sustainability, Wetlands, Water quality, Permits, Plants, Wildlife
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-05-19 16:42:46
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Date Last Modified 2009-05-19 17:04:19
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-05-19 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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