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Hover over the rings below to learn more about the social, economic and environmental benefits of urban stream restoration.
Environmental Education: higher functioning ecological systems provide opportunities for people to have closer contact with the natural world through nature walks and educational facilities.
Transportation: stream corridors can provide pathway for various transportation options including walking, biking, and even paddling.
Recreation: a stream corridor provides great opportunities for urban open space for a wide variety of recreation activities.
Location for Traditional Infrastructure: a stream corridor can also provide a place to locate more traditional infrastructure.
Flood Protection: protecting open space adjacent to a stream provides storage for flood waters during high-flows reducing potential damages in the vicinity and downstream.
Cleaner Air and Lower Temperatures: an expanded urban tree canopy can lower ambient air temperature and improve air quality.
Habitat: numerous fish and birds use this space along with countless smaller, less noticeable creatures such as bugs, snails, mussels, and crayfish.
Habitat: numerous fish and birds use this space along with countless smaller, less noticeable creatures such as aquatic insects, snails, mussels, and crayfish.
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