The power of planting.
Take a good look at your stream bank. Is the lawn mowed to the water? Have trees and shrubs been cut back along the stream? Is yard waste dumped over the edge smothering plant life?
INVEST IN YOUR BANK
Deep and dense roots of native plants increase the strength of stream banks and reduce erosion from storm flows. Stability of the entire stream system depends on healing the man-made "nick points" that contribute to flood damage both up and downstream.
Shade from naturally forested stream banks keeps water temps cool and filters and removes pollutants and sediment - making habitat better for everyone who uses the stream...including you! Native plants are ideally adapted to offer the greatest benefits in restoring these sensitive riparian environments, which make life possible for hundreds of species of birds, fish, amphibians and mammals.