Friends of San Lorenzo Creek

Is There a Stream on Your Property?

Make the most of your location next to a creek and help protect against flooding by keeping the creek healthy.

What's That? — definitions of some basic terms.

Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Creeks — unhealthy creeks are not only unattractive but contribute to flooding.

To Do or Not to Do — caring for the stream next to your property.

Stream Care Guide — prepared by Santa Cruz County (link to large PDF file).

Creek Bank Erosion — erosion can cause flooding.

Managing Woody Debris — woody debris should be left in the creek, but can be a problem under some conditions.

Who Do I Call? — you're not alone!

[Page revised November 7, 2009]