Wildlife in the Stream Wildlife Around the Stream Do Your Part
Don’t trash it! Keep the water clean.
There’s a lot of wildlife that call streams – and the area around it – their home. So, it’s important to keep this habitat clean. Animals and organisms need clean water to survive. Streams also cannot support a healthy ecosystem with polluted water.
Water pollution happens when stormwater picks up plastics, chemicals, oil, dirt, paint, and other litter as it flows to nearby streams. If you don’t litter, you’ll protect wildlife in and around the stream.
Wildlife in the Stream
- Aquatic insects - mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies live under rocks and logs. They spend much of their life in the same area of a stream.
- Fish, like darter fish
Wildlife Around the Stream
- Mammals, like raccoons, grey foxes, beavers, and deer
- Birds, like Blue Herons
Do Your Part
Visiting a park or greenway? Take your garbage with you or throw it in a nearby trash can. You can also volunteer to clean up a stream.
Ever wonder how much trash ends up in streams? Check out this sculpture that’s made of trash from Walnut Creek and surrounding areas.