Restoring degraded or eroding river banks, removing invasive species from on land and in the waterways and putting in more native species, SMRF works with numerous volunteers to help restore the river and its watershed. Healthy native plants not only absorb and retain large amounts of rainfall but they can create a filter during storm events which limits the amount of sediment, debris and trash from going into the river. From planting cypress samplings along the riverbanks to removing water hyacinth, SMRF hopes to create an environment around the river which protects water quality, allows native species to thrive and makes our natural areas better able to handle and absorb heavy rainfall.
SMRF currently holds a permit to remove water hyacinth from Spring Lake and holds removals once a month where volunteers are given the unique opportunity to kayak on the lake and help remove invasive species. For more information or to register, contact us.