Greetings from the Creek Bottom!

While hiking in a beloved park I came upon this incredible scene. This creek is learning to deal with thousands of tons of erosive material that washed out of an enormous upstream gully. Trees on the bank of the creek fell into the water creating a large brush pile. This turned into an effective filter. This “check dam” provides a whole number of ecological functions to help keep the creek and aquatic life healthy and happy.

We can mimic these natural restoration patterns on our own projects. So simple, so effective– nature provides the design solutions– we can implement them!

Be a Beaver,

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