Lambert Creek: Past & Present

Lambert Creek has had a long history in the making. Starting as a natural network of steams and wetlands, it's been drained, channeled, and dug to make space for agriculture and eventually, development. On one hand, there's a natural system that filters, stores, and cleans water, while replenishing groundwater. On the other hand, there's a need for efficiency and productivity. This is a balance that's been sought for decades, and is still being fine-tuned today.  

The creek and our local wetlands go hand in hand. How can these resources support each other? What has VLAWMO done to improve Lambert Creek? 

Find out in this latest video from our Education and Outreach department. 

The future of Lambert Creek looks bright. VLAWMO is partnering with the Cities and Townships that overlap with the creek, planning future projects such as bank restorations, dredging, and maintenance. Attend a VLAWMO board meeting to learn about the latest concerning the creek or provide comments. Meeting minutes are also posted for public access. 

Click here to find if you live within the Lambert Creek sub-watershed.

Because drainage into the creek includes private and public land, everyone within the boundary has the opportunity to help care for the creek and its chain wetlands. To find out more on how your yard, curb, and nearest stormdrain can be an asset to our water resources: click here. Visit our ditches and drainage webpage for more information. 

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