¡YouthWorks! worked closely with the City’s Parks, Trails and Watershed Division, the Streets and Drainage Division and Storm Water Management, along with the guidance of consultant Gilbert Borrego of Hytech Riparian and Range Management. They used natural, bioengineered erosion-control methods with lava rock boulders and tree branches. While previous work has extensively used nonporous, obtrusive materials such as cement, these structures blend with the river environment to slow stormwater runoff and benefit the Santa Fe River by reducing pollution and further erosive damage to the main river corridor. The result is work that is structurally sound, pleasing to the eye, and long-lasting.