Stream buffers serve an important role in water quality. As the landscape along a waterway becomes degraded, so does the quality of the water and the instream habitat. The Noonday Habitat Demonstration Site is an ongoing effort that serves three main purposes, all with the intention of increasing the quality of riparian buffers, instream habitat, and water quality.
The three main goals of the project are:
- Demonstrate the importance of an intact and healthy stream buffer
- Provide the community with opportunities for hands-on experience in removing invasive species of plants using non-chemical manual methods, and replacing invasive species with native riparian varieties that will establish a natural stream buffer over time.
- Demonstrate techniques that homeowners can implement to improve the stream buffer on their own property
Check our calendar at www.cobbstreams.org and join us on our scheduled work days.
The Noonday Habitat Demonstration Site is a project in partnership between Cobb County Water System, Cobb County P.A.R.K.S., and Keep Cobb Beautiful.
Handbook for Stream Owners https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/cobbcounty.org.if-us-west-2/prod/2018-08/My-Healthy-Stream-Handbook.pdf
Riparian & Conservation plants: USDA-NRCS Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center