This presentation is intended to share our local government approach to watershed restoration / preservation planning and implementation. Consistent with most local jurisdictions, our greatest challenge is how to address the impacts of historical urbanization that occurred during an era when there was no storm water water quality or quantity management regulation or something much less than the technologies available today. Identification and evaluation of existing impervious area reveals that the majority is privately owned residential, commercial and industrial property. Effective impervious area reduction requires partnerships between citizens, business and government with commitment to collectively invest in restoration of their proportionate share of the problems. Government can not solve these problems alone! However, they must provide the leadership necessary to fully engage citizen and business participation.