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