Clean Runoff Action Guide

The Clean Runoff Action Guide is a resource for people who want to create landscapes that are good at improving flood and drought resilience and water quality in our lakes, rivers and streams, while providing many other benefits, such as pollinator habitat. The guide provides insight and inspiration into many choices available for both existing properties as well as new construction.

The guide is divided into sections:



Rainwater Harvesting

Rain Gardens

Trenches and Soakaways

Permeable Pavements

Green Roofs

Evaluate Your Site


The guide is updated as more information becomes available, typically every two years, so please check back from time to time.