The City of Highland Park is fortunate to be environmentally diverse. The City adheres to the regulations and standards within the "Lake Michigan Protection Zone." These are laws pertaining to maintenance and construction of lakefront and beach structures, ravines and bluffs. The City provides guidance and assistance in improving on-site stormwater management including ideas such as rain gardens, permeable paving, rain barrels, green roofs and native plants. All of these are a means of controlling runoff while enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape.