Harford Unveils Draft Green Infrastructure Plan

DsYjG9bWwAAQ1dj.jpgHarford County is seeking public review and comment on its first Green Infrastructure Plan. Green infrastructure is an interconnected network of forests, wetlands, and waterways that support natural ecosystems, preserve water resources, improve stormwater management, and promote healthier communities.

According to a press release:

Creation of the Green Infrastructure Plan is an implementation of HarfordNEXT, the countywide master plan developed by the Department of Planning & Zoning under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman. The draft was created with financial assistance and support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and other partners.

Public input was incorporated into the draft following open house meetings that raised awareness about the Green Infrastructure Plan while providing information about the development process, the schedule, and ways to get involved. Stakeholders and community members voiced their thoughts about what should be included in the green infrastructure network; their priorities for implementation; and their ideas for green infrastructure restoration/preservation/protection activities. Citizens also had the opportunity to provide comments on the plan by email.

Comments on the published draft are welcome through Friday, December 28, 2018. Public response will help shape the final draft of the Harford County Green Infrastructure Plan.

Read the Harford Couty draft Green Infrastructure Plan to learn more.

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