Maryland DNR Forest Service presents “Backyard Buffers” program
The Maryland DNR Forest Service presents the “Backyard Buffers” program. This program is designed to assist homeowners with land five acres or less, who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat for wildlife, reduce peak water temperatures, and reduce the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxiz materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize stream banks, protecting them from erosion.