Local Watershed Protection Toolkit (3): Voluntary Green Neighbor Agreements

A third tool for residents of communities to enact conservation improvements in their immediate area (in addition to Watershed Protection Improvement Districts and Watershed Community Cooperatives, which we discussed in previous posts in this blog series) is a Voluntary Green Neighbor Agreement (VGNA), a voluntary, flexible, public agreement among neighbors living within a watershed community […]

Local Watershed Protection Toolkit (2): Watershed Community Cooperatives

This three-part blog series discusses a suite of tools that municipalities and other community stakeholders can use to address environmental problems at the local level. In our first blog post in this series, we discussed Watershed Protection Improvement Districts, which can be established by local governments.  We now discuss Watershed Community Cooperatives. Watershed Community Cooperatives A Watershed […]

Local Watershed Protection Toolkit (1): Watershed Protection Improvement District

Although many environmental measures take place at the federal and state levels or through federal-state partnerships (think Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Superfund, etc.), certain challenges need to be addressed at the local level.  It is not always obvious, however, what legal and administrative tools are available to municipalities and other local stakeholders to […]