There's a simple reason why tough watershed controls are necessary to protect Lake Maumelle. Give the developers an inch and they'll take every mile they can get.
Consider Beaver Lake, where support for a lakeshore buffer zone was enough to keep one civic-minded person off the Benton County Planning Board. The "property rights" crowd ("I can do what I want with my property no matter how much harm it does to my next door neighbor") wouldn't stand for it. The man had the gall to take a public position on clean water. 'Nuff said. The Iconoclast summarizes.