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.