Best Management Practice Category: Conservation


The water trail provides opportunities for communities to develop and implement strategies that enhance and restore the health of the local waterways and surrounding lands.

Land Protection along the River’s Edge

The Chattahoochee National River and Recreation Area is partnering with the Trust for Public Land to help protect land along the river.

Enhancement and Restoration of a Waterway

Bronx Salt Marsh Restoration: The Bronx River Alliance works on many fronts to improve the Bronx River.

Mississippi River Challenge- Paddle It Protect It

The Mississippi National Recreation River works with the Friends of the Mississippi River to host an annual Mississippi River Challenge, an event to raise money for a cleaner, healthier river.


The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area partners with the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers on a number of conservation strategies, including a yearly clean-up of the river.

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to filter water, reduce flash-flooding, prevent sewer overflows, and create healthier urban environments. 

De Soto Rain Garden

The Friends of the Kaw built a rain garden at the boat ramp in De Soto, Kansas in order to improve water quality and reduce runoff.