A sediment trap on Buckingham Creek fills with garbage carried by the stream.
All sources of stream contamination aren't so obvious. Use the links at left to learn more about what impacts
the water quality of our streams.
Preserve Water Quality by Understanding Stream Impacts
Our streams are passageways for much more than just their natural inhabitants.
They carry water washed from our roofs and parking lots, yards
and roadways. This water carries with it things we can see
like sand and garbage, and also dissolved particles of oil,
pet waste, lawn fertilizer, road salt and more.
We can't remove all of the sources of these contaminants from
our watersheds, but we can educate ourselves about their impacts
on our streams, and how to minimize them.