Water flows down hill through a system of streams and rivers on its way to the ocean. This river system is one part of the water cycle. The stream flow changes through the seasons. At the riparian station, students experience what it feels like to be a river system. The riparian area along the stream soaks up the water when the river floods.
All the water that soaks into the riparian area helps the plants grow big and strong. In turn, the plants do lots of good things to help keep the water clean, like filtering, holding in the banks and slowing down the water. You will see how they do this and more at the Riparian Station as we walk along beautiful Trumble Creek.