Creating Urban Riparian Buffers
- Seven new riparian buffer projects to be planted spring 2013!
- New CURB Brochure Available
- Culvert removed from Stone Creek
Buffers Promote Clean Water
CURB aims to improve water quality by helping urban landowners install native plant buffers along their creeks. The program was started in 2007 because of the need to improve water quality on the creeks that run through Walla Walla and College Place. Many of these creeks are contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria, chlorinated pesticides and PCBs, and do not meet temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH standards. Studies indicate that a buffer of native plants between streams and our lawns and developed spaces is very effective at improving water quality by filtering pollutants, stabilizing streambanks, and providing shade.
Partners: CURB is a collaborative effort of Tri-State Steelheaders, Kooskooskie Commons, Walla Walla County Conservation District, participating landowners, and hundreds of community volunteers.
Funding: Washington State Department of Ecology
Please contact us for more information.