Protect Waters Edge

Grow a lush stand of native vegetation along streambanks, shorelines, and wetlands to protect and enhance these areas.

Protect Waters Edge module presented by Melody Rose, Extension Agent in Greene County, TN.

Take these actions and be awarded “Inches” towards your Tennessee Smart Yard:

  • Maintain a mix of native trees, shrubs, grasses and wild flowers along water’s edge, creating a vegetated width that is as wide as practical. Value: 2 inches
  • Create “no mow, no fertilizer, no pesticide” zones along waterways. Value: 2 inches