Rainscaping Guide: Creek Corridor Vegetative Buffers
Creek Corridor Vegetative Buffer symbolA creek corridor is the transitional zone where land and stream come together. The land and riparian vegetation or plants that live along a waterway form the creek corridor and create a vegetative buffer strip along the stream. This buffer strip is essential to the health of the stream as it absorbs runoff, reduces erosion, filters out pollutants, shades the stream and provides food and habitat for a number of terrestrial and aquatic species.
 

 


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The Missouri Botanical Garden Rainscaping Guide is partially funded by the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G11-NPS-15), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.