Streamside Buffers

Puckett CreekStreamside buffers or a riparian zone are a vital part of the stream which provides habitat, holds the bank in place and regulates water temperature. An inadequate buffer along a stream causes more bank erosion and poor water quality. Sediment is lost every year from our local streams which results in acres lost.

In addition to streamside planting projects, several acres of streamside buffers have been protected through the Water Quality Protection Area Ordinance.