Life at the Water's Edge:
A shoreline resident's guide to natural lakeshore and streamside buffers for water quality protection in South Carolina
Lin Roth, editor
The landscaping practices of shoreline residents can play a decisive role in increasing —or reducing — the amount and kinds of pollutants entering a water body. Native buffer vegetation can serve as a critical protective shield against water quality degradation, and is inexpensive to maintain compared to traditional lawns. This award-winning book provides the why and the how, including chapters on designing, establishing, and maintaining vegetative water-course buffers, lists of recommended plants, as well as discussion of the importance of what's at stake: the health of our watersheds. Click here to download an excerpt (PDF).