Water Resource Protection: Stream Restoration
WHAT IS STREAM RESTORATION
Stream restoration or river restoration helps improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functioning of the river system in support of biodiversity, recreation, flood management and landscape development
WHY IS STREAM RESTORATION IMPORTANT
In recent years, throughout New Jersey, many small streams have become incised and disconnected from their floodplain. Floodplain wetlands have become drier due to lack of frequent flood events and lower groundwater levels. Floodplain has been drained, graded, farmed and built upon for many years. Stream-banks are eroded
Restoration of small streams, floodplain, and associated wetlands is critical to watershed restoration efforts throughout New Jersey. I
HOW DOES NORTH JERSEY RC&D HELP
North Jersey RC&D has been involved in many large and small stream restoration projects. See our complected projects section for more information.
If you have a stream-bank that suffers from excessive erosion, North Jersey RC&D might be able to help. Contact us for more information about stream restoration techniques.