A riparian buffer has been established in 2007 on this site in order to protect College Creek and encourage native wildlife to return to the area. The buffer consists of trees, shrubs, and prairie plants that provide food and habitat for insects and animals, in addition to stabilizing the soil with their extensive root systems. Partners for this project include personnel from the City of Ames departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation, Iowa State University researchers, and personnel from Facilities Planning and Management at ISU. Funding comes primarily from the EPA, the University of Iowa Hygienic Lab, and Iowa State University.
Species that have been planted in this riparian buffer: