The Strawberry Creek Restoration Program began in 1987 with the adoption of the Strawberry Creek Management Plan. The goals of the program at that time were prioritized as follows:
identify harmful releases from the Campus
eliminate these harmful releases
re-introduce native fish species to the creek
After a lot of work repairing sanitary sewer and storm lines to eliminate harmful releases, the Office of Environment, Health, and Safety successfully re-introduced three native fish species to the creek in 1988. The offspring of these initial populations still live in Strawberry Creek today.