Stream and Wetland Restoration

Our stream and wetland restoration program is committed to improving streams, wetlands, and other degraded habitats to filter pollutants, reduce erosion, protect drinking water sources, and provide critical habitat areas for valuable plants and wildlife.

Downstream Strategies provides full-service environmental consulting and innovative solutions from start to finish for low-risk, successful stream and wetland restoration projects. Our team brings experience in grant writing, natural stream design, wetland science, construction management, and multidisciplinary science planning to handle any project from funding to fruition. Many of our stream and wetland restoration projects incorporate long-term monitoring to ensure ongoing success.

We complete quality, ecologically-sound restoration projects for local and state government clients, nonprofits, mitigation bankers, and private clients.

Our services include:
  • Grant writing
  • Stream and wetland assessment and delineation
  • Restoration planning, design, budgeting, and permit compliance
  • Implementation and construction
  • Long-term monitoring and reporting

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South Berkeley Recycling Center Rain Garden

Downstream Strategies designed and constructed a rain garden demonstration project at the South Berkeley Recycling Center in Inwood, West Virginia. The small wetland acts as a biofiltration unit that removes pollutants from runoff coming from the dirt and gravel driveway and from yard waste—before the pollutants reach nearby streams. Native plants were used in the constructed wetland, which was designed to highlight the beauty and value to wildlife of native wetland species.