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PACD, CREP Partners Offer Riparian Buffer Events

Posted: February 29, 2016

Riparian buffers are one of the most effective ways to improve water quality and stream health. Attend one of these buffer workshops to learn more on how you can help your local streams.
Before & After Riparian Buffer (photo courtesy of CREP website)

Before & After Riparian Buffer (photo courtesy of CREP website)

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD), County Conservation Districts, and other CREP partners are offering a variety of riparian buffer open houses and workshops this spring.

The first of these, an open house, takes place this Wednesday, March 2, from 9 AM to 3 PM at Shade Mountain Winery in Middleburg.  

The events will focus on the ecological benefits of a healthy riparian corridor, as well as providing important information on the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for landowners, one of the most popular programs for funding forest riparian buffer restoration.

The addition of a forest buffer along your stream can have a substantial positive effect on the stream's ecosystem. Native trees and shrubs will help filter out contaminants before they have a chance to reach the stream. Once established these trees will provide shade for the stream, stabilize the floodplain, and provide wildlife habitat for various species. Explore the PA CREP Partnership's interactive photo gallery to see the ecological transformation in before and after photos.

Visit the PA CREP events page for more details and registration information