Vol. I No. 01 8/6/2020
Take Care of Your Buffer Zones
If your property abuts water, the place where the land area meets the water is known as the buffer zone. The Massachusetts Vegetated Buffer Manual defines vegetated buffers as:
"Simply put, a vegetated buffer is a protective area between a waterbody and human activity. They are 'living filters,' because they capture many of the pollutants that travel through them. Buffers filter out sediment and debris from surface runoff. Plant root systems and chemical and biological activity in the soil can capture and transform nutrients and other pollutants and transform them into less harmful forms."
The Vegetated Buffer Manual is a 111-page document produced by folks from Berkshire County and it's chock full of tips and techniques to create and manage your buffer zone. You can find a copy at: https://www.stockbridgeupdates.com/budman.pdf
Download your free copy of this manual today, and thanks to Kate Fletcher for sending us this great resource.