Headwater Streams: Protecting Where Rivers Begin

Headwater streams are vital for the overall water quality of river systems. These streams are where water first begins to form a stream channel after flowing from higher elevations such as hills or mountains.

In this video, Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Restoration Scientist Rob Schnabel defines headwater streams and discusses how streamside tree buffers can help improve headwaters’ water quality and downstream river systems.

Later, CBF Clagett Farm Partnership Manager David Tana takes us behind the scenes of the farm's tree nursery to show how thousands of trees are potted before they’re planted during volunteer events.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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