Trees to Please
A Healthy Riparian Corridor
Are you a streamside landowner? Caring for your stream is an important aspect of protecting your property value, the beauty of your land, the cleanliness of your water. Thanks to our Trees to Please: A riparian corridor protection program, with funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 grant, the Partnership will be providing tools and information to help streamside landowners care for, understand, and protect their resource. Stay tuned for information and take a look at the Landowner's Guide to Streamside " Living with Land and Water" from Ozarks Water Watch.
A portion of this grant is dedicated to preserving one of the most important aspects of stream health, the riparian corridor. The riparian corridor or buffer is typically considered to reach 100ft on both sides of the stream bank. A healthy corridor is lined with grass and trees. This section of land is critical in bank stabilization as well as slowing down, cleaning, and capturing runoff. In partnership with Ozark Greenways, 20 miles of healthy corridor will be protected through conservation protection. For participation information click here .