This stream buffers video shows the important role of plants and other vegetation in repairing creeks.
If a stream has been badly damaged by years of erosion and neglect, full restoration may a long time. Even after Storm Water Services has completed its restoration work, it may take years for newly-planted grasses, shrubs and trees to mature and help return the stream to full health.
Stream restoration brochure
If stream protection is not possible, Storm Water Services may take other steps to help the stream adjust to the urban environment.