|ACCD Riparian Forest Buffer Program
|Chartiers Creek, Deer Creek, Douglas Run, Montour Run, Peters Creek, Pine Creek, Turtle Creek, Youghiogheny River
|31 Entities and over 500 volunteers engaged
Sediment, or soil, is the number one pollutant by volume in the United States. Riparian forest buffers reduce sediment in streams by:
Limiting the stormwater runoff that enters streams.
Controlling the rate stormwater runoff gets to the stream.
Holding streambanks in place with roots.
In addition to reducing stormwater, riparian buffers can also provide a range of other environmental and public benefits such as mitigating flood risks, preserving habitat, providing recreational opportunities, and increasing surrounding property values.
DCNR Riparian Buffer Grant Program
PACD Riparian Buffer Sub-Grant for Conservation Districts
DEP Water Quality Improvement Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 5-Star Urban Waters Restoration Program
DEP Growing Greener