Visualizing a More Natural Environment
This essential purpose of the Vegetation Management Program, you might say, is to help mold a better future by turning back the clock in a way - to attempt to restore the natural balance of nature by using the latest technologies and techniques. This program is part of the District's long-range vision to transform our fundamental approach to these critical community assets.
This Vegetation Management Program can create aesthetically pleasing landscapes in ways that can even increase surrounding property values.
We also have a vision of these waterways as independent ecosystems - as a home to a diverse range of wildlife. A properly conducted Vegetation Management Program can preserve and improve these habitats in a sustainable way.
Furthermore, the District takes its responsibility to the environment seriously, and we believe a well thought out Vegetation Management Program will contribute to cleaner water and air by designing landscapes that minimize the "heat island" effect, for example, and by introducing a better mix of plants species that reduce the need for using herbicides. The end result, as mentioned, is channel systems and waterways more in harmony with nature - and of greater value to the community.