If you have spent years living near a stream or river, you know that the channel doesn’t stay put. Rivers and streams are dynamic – “healthy” streams are a constantly changing system. Streams are rarely naturally straight; rather, they wind their way through the landscape, meandering back and forth. Bank erosion, where the soil along a stream or river is washed away, is a natural process and is important for creating and maintaining habitat for salmon and other fish and wildlife.Read More
Do you have a wet area in your yard? These areas are called wetlands and provide places for many different kinds of wildlife to find food, water, nesting areas, and places to hide. Wetlands also soak in stormwater to filter and release it slowly, reducing flooding and pollution that makes it into the Puget Sound.
Salmonberry / Photo credit: Cindy MartinRead More