Building a riparian buffer along the Merrimack River

Managing stormwater runoff will mitigate pollution and flooding. See the work being done here.

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Allies and Partners

ACES Ally, the Merrimack River Watershed Council, partnered with U.S. Forest Service to build riparian buffers along the Merrimack river.

A riparian buffer is a vegetated area (a "buffer strip",) which helps shade and partially protect a stream from the damaging impact of adjacent land uses. Such buffers play a key role in improving the water quality of streams, rivers, and lakes. They help slow down storm water runoff and provide multiple environmental benefits, including nurturing ecosystems for plants, fish, birds and mammals. ACES works with its allied network to support and advance this and similar projects.

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Ron Martino

After a career in Marketing for science and high tech based corporations, Ron is a member of the Marketing Communications Team of the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards (ACES) where he often focuses on our communication strategies both in traditional and social media.

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