Make Natural Defenses the First Line of Defense against Flooding

Whooping Crane
Progress: 26%
Progress: 26%
Alerts Taken: 5112     Goal: 20000

The reliance on hard, man-made infrastructure such as concrete sea walls, coupled with the paving over of wetland and prairie habitats, can make flooding worse when hurricanes and severe storms hit.

Communities and wildlife are best served when nature-based approaches to defend against flooding—conserving inland and coastal prairies; restoring riparian areas, coastal wetlands, shorelines and barrier islands; and decreasing impervious surface area and implementing other natural resilience strategies—are prioritized by local and national leaders.

Please add your voice to help fight for hurricane and flood-prevention legislation that puts a high priority on developing natural defenses and green infrastructure to help both communities and wildlife during devastating floods.

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