Many waterfront dwellers cut their grass right to the water's edge, unaware that they're eliminating important wildlife habitat. In many cases, however, landowners are willing to change their ways once they know the facts.
• Submit an article to your local newspaper encouraging waterfront residents to create healthy riparian zones for wildlife.
• Prepare a fact sheet on the subject and distribute it to waterfront property owners. Be sure to state your case clearly. Ask them to consider leaving an uncut strip of grass along the water's edge for wildlife.