Keeping Our Waters Clean and Clear

We prevent erosion at the source to keep sediment from entering the bay and muddying the waters of our creeks and estuary. We also work to capture sediment downstream by restoring floodplains, areas where waters can slow down and sediment can settle out onto the creek bank. Floodplains keep sediment from entering the bay, provide flood protection to private lands, and increase available habitat for wildlife.

Measureable Results

Projects like floodplain and creek restoration, riparian fencing, bank stabilization and grazing best management practices reduce the flow of sediment and nutrients through our creeks. Keeping excess sediment and pollution out of the creeks means that less of these harmful substances end up in bay waters, which can improve the overall health of the estuary.