Clean Coastal Waters and Reduced Coastal Flooding for a Healthy, More Resilient Coast
We’ve all jumped out of the car and into a flooded parking lot. Some of us have had inches or feet of rain seep into our homes. Reducing the volume of stormwater runoff is key for both minimizing flooding and restoring the health of coastal waters. That is why working for nature-based stormwater strategies that allow rain to soak into the ground will always be a priority for the Coastal Federation. Simply put, nature-based stormwater strategies work with the landscape and soil to capture and soak in rain where it falls, mimicking how the land naturally absorbs rain. These strategies should be considered for all land use activities to reduce flooding and protect surface water quality. In 2021, we joined state leadership, local governments and businesses who are embracing nature-based stormwater strategies to reduce flooding, improve water quality and help balance economic development with natural resource management.