Riparian BUFFers, making our riparian areas strong

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Fetter, J.R., S.S. Smith, A.E. Spotts, K.R. Myers, M.Z. Royer, C. Medved, and D.J. Oleson. 2010. Part of 4-H Water Project: Unit 3 — Supplement. Penn State Cooperative Extension, State College, Pennsylvania.


The intention of this guide is to provide background and resources for groups of youth seeking to support existing riparian buffer restoration projects. Buffer maintenance is a vital part of a successful restoration project. Youth involved in learning about water quality and environmental issues can play a significant role in helping with these maintenance activities.

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Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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