Use Locally Sourced Landscape Materials
B6Use Locally Sourced Landscape Materials
2 points possible
Why this matters to the lake?
By selecting locally sourced, native plants, the project site will protect water quality and biodiversity surrounding the lake with plantings acclimated to the area. This reduces the need for chemical treatments, and creates a native landscape that performs vital filtering functions. It also supports local businesses and the use of local resources.
- Protect water quality and biodiversity within the watershed, and reduce the need for watering and chemical treatments through the use of native plantings
- Support local economic development by increasing demand for regional materials
Identify regional sources for plants and other landscape materials.
|Compost, mulch, boulders, rocks, aggregate||Extraction, harvest, or recovery and manufacturing must occur within 100 miles||1 point|
|Native plants||All growing facilities and suppliers must be within 100 miles||1 point|
Include the following information with:
✓ Provide lists of all native plant species and landscape materials acquired, and their sources.
Lake George area stores that carry Native Plants. Lake George Association.
Existing Regulatory Guidance/Requirements
Town of Queensbury Section 179-8-040 Shoreline Buffers