FoHR members seek to protect and restore the Holmes Run watershed through strategic actions, public education, and advocacy. Specifically, FoHR strives to:
Serve as a “voice” for Holmes Run to policy makers and the public
Make it easy for local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to understand and do the right thing for the watershed
Provide a mechanism for collaboration among property owners, environmentalists, local government and other stakeholders
Cut across parochial and magisterial boundaries to promote a coordinated approach to watershed improvement.
Advocate for policies that protect the Holmes Run watershed and its native plants and animals.
Dialog with elected officials, developers, and property owners as needed regarding the potential impact of specific land use proposals on the watershed, to minimize downstream flooding, damaging runoff, degradation of water quality, and loss of habitat.
Organize, promote, and enact watershed protection activities, including habitat restoration and invasive plant management.
Educate community groups, such as civic and homeowner associations, places of worship, schools and community pools about their relationship to the watershed and encourage their participation in its protection.
Seek to minimize damage caused to the ecosystem by conventional stream preservation projects.
FoHR In Action
Members with a particular interest can opt to participate in one or more of FOHR’s initiatives:
Public policy and land use advocacy
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