The vegetated buffer is the most important aspect of creating a healthy stream. The wider the natural vegetation along a stream or river, the better for water and wildlife. Ways you can do this are to stop mowing and let vegetation grow, plant native species, and mark off the area or fence plantings to protect from disturbance.
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