eNewsletter November 18, 2015
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!
- EPA Fines Forestry Corporation $15,000 for Erosion Incident
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- Roadside Gumweed in Nevada Could be Used as Jet Fuel for the Military
- PGMS Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors
Land and Water • Volume 59, Number 5 September/October 2015
Birds, including visiting white pelicans, rest at the newly constructed Rookery at Perico Preserve in late 2014 in Tampa Bay. Manatee County constructed this 150-acre coastal habitat restoration project, which provides seagrass, mangrove, and coastal dune sites for fish and wildlife in the region, with public and enterprise funding sources. Photo credit: Robert Pope Photography, 2014
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Restoring a Natural Resource Treasure in Northern Virginia, by Frank Graziano, PE & Jennifer Van Houten, P.W.S., P.W.D., LEED® AP, The primary objective of the Huntley Meadows Wetland Restoration Project was to replace the remnants of the existing beaver dam with a permanent water control structure that would provide some control over water surface elevations in the main wetland, in order to recreate and sustain a hemi-marsh environment.
Below the Surface: Digging into the Soil of Green Infrastructure, by Chuck Dixon & Jeffrey Bruce, By using a green infrastructure approach, the Navy Pier in Chicago has a new stormwater management system that utilizes BMPs defined by the U.S. EPA. Choosing a sustainable, high performing soil was critical to the project.
Ponds & Lakes
Brookfield Park - A Case Study, by Sajan Pokharel, Project goals for dam reconstruction: bring the deficient dam up to current requirements; retrofit a non-stormwater facility to meet the current Virginia BMP standards; include newer BMP technologies to enhance the pollutant removal and runoff reduction; include features to promote aquatic habitats; and enhance the aesthetic value.
Ohio Contractor Helps Transform Eyesore into Park-Like Setting, by Jim Wahl, Dresden Landscaping was called to put vegetative finishing touches on restoring a site, following the demolition of an industrial manufacturing facility. This site was especially challenging because of its topography - some of the riverbank includes slopes of 3:1.
Perico Preserve - Rebuilding and Maintaining Florida's Suncoast, by Michael A. G. Burton, CEP, With creative funding, Manatee County was able to restore and preserve a wetland along Florida's coastline. To date, the restoration project has involved removal of invasive plants; creation of dunes, freshwater wetlands and saltmarshes; basin reconstruction and trailheads; and recreation of regionally rare native coastal scrub habitat.
Low Impact Development
LID Full of Holes, by Donald Thieman, CPESC, LEED Green Associate, Permeable pavement is a key BMP in the world of Low Impact Development, performing several important stormwater control functions. It directly reduces the amount of impervious surface, has the ability to store stormwater below the pavement, as well as significant water quality benefits.
Sensitive Wetland Environment Calls for Dynamic Storm Water Solution, A stormwater system that would provide the largest storage volume containment area while using the smallest footprint was needed during construction of a new medical center, part of an expansion project in Newton, CT. They needed a system that would provide a combination of retention and detention, as well as groundwater recharge.
Urban Water Scarcity Aquifer Alternatives - Storage and Recovery, by Randy White, According to a recent study, the city of San Antonio ranked first as the most vulnerable city to anticipate water shortage. In response, the city started a case study to identify alternatives to extended drought conditions, resulting in a third alternative to water management.
Huge Engineered Riffle - Groundbreaking Grade control on the Pedu River, by John McCullah, This demonstration project on the Pedu River in Malaysia was an opportunity for hands-on technology transfer of new environmetally sensitive stream stabilization techniques. The engineered riffle was chosen as a cost-effective alternative to a large "check dam" -needed to ensure that the upstream irrigation pumps remain submerged during low flows.
Bank Restoration of Walton Creek, by Robbin B. Sotir, A project-based learning assignment for streambank restoration was developed for students on Walton High School property, which included installing coir mats and logs, erosion control blanket, and native plants.
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