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Durham Environmental Advisory Committee

Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC)

Natural Areas as Neighbours

DEAC developed an interactive environmental information guide for the residents of Durham Region, entitled Natural Areas as Neighbours (PDF).  The guide is designed to help landowners and visitors understand, appreciate and care for natural heritage areas in Durham Region.

These features benefit the Durham community by:

  • Providing a source of clean water for private wells and municipal water supplies.
  • Filtering pollutants from the air and water.
  • Providing a diversity of habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
  • Reducing soil erosion and runoff.
  • Buffering noise from adjacent land uses.
  • Assisting with energy conservation.
  • Providing passive recreational opportunities, where appropriate.
  • Increasing property values.