Planning with Power fact sheets
Land use and water quality go hand in hand. In fact, nonpoint source water pollution is the number one water quality problem in the United States. It is vital that land use decision-makers consider environmental effects while forming their comprehensive land use plans. The Planning with “POWER” Project is a statewide educational program that links land use planning to watershed planning at the local level. The project is designed to empower communities to prevent and solve natural resource problems resulting from changing land use and to empower local officials to incorporate watershed protection measures into comprehensive land use plans.