Riparian Restoration

rə-ˈper-ē-ən, rī- Ecological restoration of riparian-zone habitats of streams, rivers, springs, lakes, floodplains, and other hydrologic ecologies

Plans and activities are underway to restore the riparian area bordering the Bull Creek waterway that divides the library and park site. The restoration will eventually serve as a model and teaching site for students and residents to learn about caring for creek and riverways in order to maintain a healthy watershed.

The first step in restoring this beautiful waterway is to remove the invasive species that include but are not limited to Himalayan blackberry hybrid, vinca, ivy, and Scotch broom.

The California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps team, and community volunteers will continue the work of invasive removal

Below is the first in a series of articles on what is involved in riparian restoration and why its importance in the ecosystems of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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