Riparian Buffer Restoration

What is a riparian buffer?

A riparian buffer is the vegetation located along the edge of a body of water. The roots of the plants help in preventing runoff and erosion by soaking up water and stabilizing soil.

About this Project

In partnership with the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, the Alliance for Watershed Education, and the Norristown Area School District, Keep Norristown Beautiful has started the process of rebuilding the riparian buffer along the Schuylkill River at Riverfront Park, planting dozens of native species to reduce erosion and protect the river from harmful runoff. By protecting our waterways, we not only protect the wildlife living in the river, but also protect ourselves by promoting water that is cleaner both for drinking and recreating.