Riparian Zones

Riparian zones are those areas that surround water bodies in the watershed and are composed of moist to saturated soils, water-loving plant species and their associated ecosystems.

Streams & Rivers

Streams and rivers can be likened to the arteries in the human body, in terms of importance and function; they perform the crucial services of nourishing and flushing wastes from the landscape.


Many writers have called wetlands the kidneys of the earth because they filter and clean the water that flows through them.