Planting buffers can keep our streams healthy by filtering chemicals, manure, and other pollutants, providing shade that keeps water temperature low for trout and salmon, and protecting against excessive erosion of streambanks. The streamside buffers also improve fish and wildlife habitat by providing large wood, food, shelter, and migration corridors.
Stream Enhancement Program Basics
The Tualatin SWCD administers two stream restoration programs that offer technical and financial assistance for farm or rural landowners to establish stream buffers and meet water quality regulations:
- ECREP offers planting assistance, annual payments, and financial incentives to landowners who enroll stream side property.
- VEGBAC offers landowners free planting material and cost-sharing for buffer maintenance.
Enrolling Projects Now!
For more information on these programs, contact the Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Juli Waarvik at 503 334 2288 ext 108 or Juli.Waarvik@tualatinswcd.org or use the Contact Us form on this page.
Tips for Enhancing Your Streamside Property
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