Riparian Grassed Buffers

Grassed buffer


Grassed buffers are linear strips of maintained grass or other non-woody vegetation between the edge of fields and streams, rivers or tidal waters. Grassed buffers help filter nutrients, sediments and other pollutants from runoff and remove nutrients from groundwater.

Funding Source

Cost-share grants are available to plant grassed buffers through the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program and USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).