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Cultivate Streamside Vegetation

Our streams and rivers are just as important as any other body of water. It is important to keep our streams healthy. Removal of streamside vegetation can lead to increased amounts of erosion. The best way to help prevent extreme amounts of erosion is to leave existing streamside forests intact. Additionally, planting trees and other native plants where there is no streamside forests can help stabilize the banks. The roots of the plants hold the soil intact and fallen trees and logs slow the water velocity thus reducing bank erosion.