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Greenspace Infrastructure & Network

Use green infrastructure to bridge gaps in the greenspace network.

Green infrastructure provides numerous environmental benefits, such as stormwater management, with limited disruption to natural land. It can serve as an urban oasis in the regional ecological system and create linkages within the greenspace network. The 2004 Greenway Master Plan identified several conservation greenways in the county which are a crucial component of the greenspace network within our region. Development within or adjacent to these greenways should consider incorporating green infrastructure as a means of creating and/or maintaining connections to the network. Doing so will provide effective stormwater mitigation, habitat preservation/enhancement, and increased environmental quality.

Goals and Objectives

GOAL B3: Apply environmentally sustainable practices to protect, conserve and restore landscapes and natural resources.

Objective: B3a

Support the funding, planning and management of a green infrastructure program.

Objective: B3c

Incorporate green infrastructure principles in new plans and policies, including, but not limited to and transportation.