Cumberland County: Clean Your Water

Resources for Municipal Officers

As a municipal officer, you play a crucial role in protecting water quality in your community. Taking a proactive approach to stormwater management can result in long-term savings by reducing the need for costly remediation, clean up and repair. Green techniques, such as rain gardens, permeable pavement, riparian buffers, and naturalized landscapes, not only manage stormwater where it falls; they also help improve quality of life. By educating your community members and encouraging action, you can protect your local water resources -- and the Chesapeake Bay.

Sometimes all it takes to pique an individual's interest is highlighting a little known fact:

Or letting people know that little actions do add up and that they CAN make a difference by getting involved:

In other instances, it's a matter of letting a developer know your community goals, and being flexible so everyone wins:

There are a wealth of Resources available to help you reach out to your various audiences and get them engaged. A good place to start is sharing links to the videos we've called out on the right, or showing them or others from the full suite of Case Studies we've made available for download here on this site.

To help you dive deeper, we've categorized resources by type in the listings below. You can also search for audience-specific materials by visiting the other Community Roles pages; many of the reources fit several target audiences, but we've tried our best to make your task easier through careful curating and consolidation. We're always looknig for the best of the best, and this is just the beginning, so please be sure to let us know what we've missed...

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