Local land use rules that support nature-based solutions to climate change have many benefits, including reduced flood risks, protection of water quality and supplies, reduced costs of road and stormwater maintenance, open space protection, and preserving community character. Outdated bylaws and regulations can prevent communities from implementing these win-win solutions. Learn about a Bylaw Review Tool that can help you give your community’s land use regulations a tune-up to ensure they support cost-effective best practices. We’ll help you identify priorities for local action, share successful examples, and provide resources to support implementation.
EPA Region I
Cape Cod Commission
The Blackstone Watershed Collaborative
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