Protecting Your Waterfront
Creating pleasing landscapes that attract wildlife while protecting the quantity and quality of Florida's water resources.
Like us, wildlife must have access to fresh, clean sources of water to stay healthy.
If you live on the waterfront, help protect the important transition zone between water and land by incorporating native trees, shrubs and wetland plants into your shoreline landscaping. It’s an ideal location for plants that will provide habitat and food for wading birds, fish, aquatic invertebrates and other wildlife, while also helping to control erosion and capture pollutants before they enter the water.
Check-out the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program for great information about conserving Florida’s waterways.
Not on the waterfront? You can still beautify your property with a rain garden that captures storm water runoff and provides habitat for plants and animals adapted to moist conditions.
No matter where you live, limit fertilizer and pesticide use, and keep septic tanks maintained . These practices create pleasing landscapes that attract wildlife while protecting the quantity and quality of Florida’s water resources.