Growing Within Our Environment
Dauphin County is blessed with a wide range of important environmental resources, notably including the Susquehanna River and the many streams and tributaries, mountains, wetlands and agricultural lands.
The management and protection of these resources is critical to the quality of life. Residents responding to the comprehensive plan survey are particularly concerned about water quality, hazards associated with flooding, and protection for our most productive agricultural lands.
The protection and enhancement of our resources are two-fold, residents must act to address existing problem areas like eroding or contaminated waterways, while we must also be proactive in ensuring that future growth and development does not negatively impact the environment.