eNewsletter December 4, 2014
Hold Your Ground
Land and Water is excited to announce our new eNewsletter name, “Hold Your Ground”! The eNewsletter will include the same information you've relied on relating to the erosion control and water management industry such as: feature stories, industry news, conferences, expert tips and video clips, new products and more. With today’s fast paced world, we strive to keep you, our reader, up-to-date on all current happenings and relevant information, beyond the pages of Land and Water Magazine. Happy reading!
- There’s Still Time To Submit Your Photo For IECA’s Region One Photo Contest!
- PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS® Offers MSE Retaining Wall Software
- Minnesota Erosion Control Association 2015 Awards/ MECA Charlie Parnell Memorial Scholarship 2015
- StormTrap, Bio Clean & Modular Wetlands Announce Partnership
- Call For Applications: ASMR 2015 Memorial Scholarships/ Student Travel Grant Application
Land and Water • Volume 58, Number 6 November/December 2014 - 40th Year
A pond buffer using native plantings located in Commons Park, Shoreview, MN. The strong focus on native plants brought in a wealth of wildlife - great spangled fritillary butterflies, tree frogs, bumble bees and many birds. Photo credit: Mark Maloney, Director of Public Works, City of Shoreview. (L&W's reader submitted photo)
All year, we've had the opportunity to feature YOUR photos on our cover. And because we had such an overwhelmly awesome response, we want to continue featuring your photos on the 2015 covers! So go ahead and send us your best shot and you may be featured in 2015! Send them to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ponds & Lakes (This issue's 40th Focus!)
40 Years of Pond History, by Bob Lusk, 40 years ago most ponds were designed to provide water for live stock and occasional fishing. As family farms changed and baby boomers moved back from the city, ponds were being built for recreation, to attract wildlife, hatchery ponds, even geothermal energy.
Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Changing Designs with Geosynthetic Clay Liners, by Chris Kelsey, Two recent GCL conferences highlighted two main points in the industry: the use and acceptance of GCLs in engineering has broadened substantially, and manufacturing and design advances have enabled GCLs to be far more application and site specific now.
Removing Dams; Restoring Rivers, by Bryon Ribley, PE, The Scioto Greenways project is a plan to remove the Main Street Lowhead Dam, restore a downtown segment of the Scioto River and add approximately 33 acres of new, public recreational green space along the river corridor.
Sediment Control BMPs
Independent, Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs, by C. Joel Sprague, Peter Kemp & Katheryn Malusky, AASHTO's National Transportation Product Evaluation Program large-scale testing protocols continue to beneficially impact the field, including through new sediment retention device testing protocols. Agencies may use this information to determine a product's acceptability for their approved products list and for related projects.
Armoring Slope Presents Challenge, by Richard Pilston, An old concrete bridge abutment was removed which left a quickly eroding unprotected slope along the waterway. A permanent stabilization measure was needed for a 3,000 sq ft section.
Low Impact Development
LID Blended with Ecology on an Urban College Campus, by Kim Alan Chapman, The use of ecological LID principles enabled Western Technical College to avoid infrastructure costs and obtain quicker and smoother appoval under the city's MS4 water quality discharge permit.
Enhanced Barrier System Contains Fuels and Solvents for Recycling Site, by Chris Kelsey & Gary Kolbasuk, When a new auto shredder operation was proposed near New Carlisle, IN, the operators took an extra step to secure permitting and assure locals of the environmental protection measures at the site by installing a secondary containment geomembrane barrier beneath a hardscape pad.
Life in the Time of Acronyms, by Mike Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, QSD, QSP, ToR, HEP, EW, SC, MAT, FF, HH, TRE, LIMITW Today, we live in a world of shortcuts: everyone demands almost instantaneous communication and satisfaction. Acronyms are just attempts by humans to hurry-up communication, but that doesn't mean that everyone understands what they mean.
Ponds & Lakes
Building Jim Swanson's Lake, by Bob Lusk & Mike Otto In the second of a three-part series, a recent 60-acre land purchase in north Texas inspires a 10-15 acre lake building project. The owner enlists the help of a veteran fisheries biologist, along with a 40-year professional earthmover.
2015 Buyer's Guide
Land and Water presents its twenty-third Buyer's Guide, the most comprehensive erosion control and water management product directory in the industry of natural resource management. Company listings begin on page 57 and classifications begin on page 72. Companies shown in bold or with a logo are advertisers in this issue.
To be included in the 2016 Buyer's Guide with your advertising, please contact Shanna by e-mail or 515-576-3191. Our biggest issue of the year, the Buyer's Guide is a year-round desktop reference for our readers via print and digitally.
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Index to Past Articles
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