A watershed protection plan (WPP) is a document designed to encourage current and future protection of water resources that are not impaired. However,
these resources may be threatened by current/future nonpoint and other pollution sources, and if not mitigated, will likely become impaired. WPPs are
voluntary efforts that focus on protection and sustainability. In most cases, local citizens work with and encourages local decision makers to practice
low impact development and implement BMPs that protect and sustain the resources. WPPs may also include projects that will improve and protect damaged
or threatened areas.
By developing an approved WPP, stakeholders may be eligible for current and future §319 funding to support the plans
efforts. The format of the example document includes an introduction that includes a description and geographic extent of the watershed and the nine elements
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