Removing Debris Blockages
Fish need to move! Removing debris blockages in small streams is important to allow fish to move freely in their environment, so they can reproduce, feed and recycle nutrients. Removing debris blockages is beneficial for humans, as it helps prevent localized flooding.
Planting Trees Along Riparian Area
Riparian areas act as buffers between upland areas and open water. They help with bank stabilization and erosion, while filtrating pollutants such as nutrients and sediment. Overhanging vegetation provides a food source, shade and important habitats.
Removing Litter and Other Debris
Litter buildup in a small stream can cause debris blockages which in turn can impede fish passage. litter can also smother spawning grounds, aquatic vegetation and entrap and entangle fish and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.