The reconstruction of impervious surfaces can be simpler than you think – sometimes it is the small things that can make all the difference. Did you know that we average 10 parking spaces in an urban area for every 1 car? Two-thirds of all impervious coverage is to provide habitat for cars – parking lots, driveways, roads, and highways. Here is a list of steps the public and planning officials could consider in planning for future development that could lower the percentage of impervious cover in your community, county, and watershed.
Suggestions for steps a community could take to control impervious cover were made by Tom Schueler during an interview titled Water Laws.
As fishermen, who use and enjoy Maryland's natural resources, it is important for you to understand and learn what development and environmental impacts are occurring "in your own backyard." The following links provide information and facts about the areas in which you may fish and-or live.
Fishermen are familiar with Maryland's natural resources; however, there may be times in which you, as a fisherman, feel that you have no control in what is occurring around you and to your natural resources. If you are concerned you can engage in your county and watershed planning processes. The following links provide information and contacts that can help you take part in the development and land use decisions taking place in your watershed and community.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)