Spend time along your riverfront property:
Become personally familiar with the natural processes, both in-stream and along the stream banks. Try to see the changes taking place over time at your property and learn why they are happening. The more time you spend observing the natural processes on your property, the more familiar you will become with them. This will help you when making decisions about improvements and changes.
With land management classes and stream cleanups that are offered by your local watershed coalition, non-profit organizations and local agencies throughout the year. Not only will you be making a difference, but you are likely to learn new things and meet new people within your watershed.
Stay current on the latest issues related to your stream or watershed:
Attend local and regional coalition meetings and workshops. Your local watershed coalition is a great resource for education and up to date information. Conservation groups are also a great resource.