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Benefits of Riparian Areas

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Lake Whatcom and Landscape Diagram

The high cost of shoreline real estate hints at the special aesthetic qualities of riparian zones-the land and vegetation that borders creeks, wetlands, and lakeshores. But a riparian area is more than just a pretty face-it plays a critical role in keeping water clean. High water quality makes for better aquatic habitat and keeps the cost of drinking water treatment down, which is good news for the 85,700 people that drink Lake Whatcom water.

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Lake Whatcom Cooperative Management WSU Whatcom County Whatcom Coundy IPM

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WSU Cooperative Extension (360) 676-6736

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