Protecting and restoring your streambank and shoreline property
The following fact sheets are designed to help owners of streambank or shoreline property create landscaping plans that not only enhance their property but also protect water resources. Trees and other vegetation help reduce erosion by holding soil in place, protect water quality by filtering sediments and pollutants, provide wildlife habitat and cover for fish, and create scenic beauty along the water’s edge.
Each fact sheet is also available as a PDF brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Benefits of Riparian Zones
Offers details about riparian zones and their benefits to property owners and the environment. Discusses exotic and invasive species and problems associated with establishing lawns to the water’s edge.
View fact sheet in PDF version (597 kb).
A new online resource that provides a wealth of information about plants native to the Tennessee Valley. You can select plants according to your site requirements, wildlife benefits, and other criteria. Includes color photos.
View PDF list of native plants (516 kb)
and Maintaining Your Native Landscape
Describes planting methods for different types of plants and maintenance that will be needed to ensure plant survival.
View fact sheet in PDF version (566 kb).
Gives links to additional sources of information.
Gives links to the regional watershed offices.
For general information about shoreline property and public land, send an e-mail message to email@example.com.