Creek Care Guidance

Creeks and streams are an important part of our watersheds and keeping them healthy is vital for preserving their overall well-being and functionality. Our waterways connect us to each other and our communities and are a valued natural resource. Almost 75% of the County's waterways are located on private property, making landowners the most important stewards of our creeks and streams.

Whether your creek flows continuously year-round or just during storm events, it is important to understand its natural ecology and protect it. Through proper creek care, landowners can maintain and improve property values, prevent erosion problems, reduce flooding, protect water quality, and enhance fish and wildlife populations.


The following FAQs are compiled to help provide landowners with resources and guidance they may need to help maintain healthy waterways.

Frequently Asked Questions

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