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If you are on the waterfront

  • Provide a low-maintenance zone of at least 10 ft. around the water body. No grass clippings, pesticides, fertilizer, or irrigation water should be applied in this zone.
  • Locate plant material to provide at least a 10 ft. low-maintenance zone adjacent to the water. It will filter stormwater and prevent erosion.
  • Keep the shoreline (riparian zone and littoral zones) free of invasive exotic plant material, but check regulations before removal.
  • Control erosion with plantings, seawalls, rip rap, or gabions where appropriate.
  • Protect and plant Florida-Friendly shoreline plants.