For a currently wooded site, restoring a mix of healthy woodland vegetation is an effective rainwater management strategy. Woodland restoration involves removal of invasive plant species followed by replanting with a mix of native plant species that are appropriate for that particular woodland (dry, upland woodland versus more moist, low woodland).
The land and riparian vegetation or plants and trees that live along a waterway form the creek corridor and create a vegetative buffer strip that is essential to the health of the stream as it absorbs runoff, reduces erosion, filters out pollutants, shades the stream and provides food and habitat for a number of terrestrial and aquatic species.
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