Friends of San Lorenzo Creek


To Do or Not to Do: Caring for the Stream Next to Your Property


Make the most of your location next to a creek by helping to keep it healthy. Through proper care of stream banks and riparian vegetation, you can enhance your property, prevent erosion problems, avoid flood losses, preserve water quality, and contribute to the survival of fish and wildlife.


Use creekwise gardening and landscaping practices


Take invasive species out put local native species in


Pave only when necessary


Build away from the creek


Check for erosion regularly and correct problems promptly


Source: Santa Clara Valley Water District