eNewsletter August 24, 2016
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!
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Land and Water • Volume 60, Number 4 July/August 2016
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Stormwater Basin Naturalization and Conversion, by Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP & Samantha Melton, Urbanization and accelerated runoff at Valley View Pond in Downers Grove, IL, had continued to cause significant degradation of the pond and shorelines since the 1990s. The answer would come in a creative and unique solution to naturalizing the pond while, at the same time, allowing for sediment transport and conveyance through the system.
Understanding Soil Organic Matter, by Brian Gardener, Ph. D, Successful revegetation projects often require soil improvements. Thoughtful consideration of the fundamental drivers of plant growth and their availability at the project location will point one towards making the right choices.
Geosynthetic Reinforcement Allows for Smooth Flow in Creek Revitalization, by Sean Heidstra, B. Tech C.E.T., Improvements to Harmony Creek included: increasing the width of the creed bed to reduce flow velocities and reduce sediment transport, and adding features to improve the in-stream habitat for local fish species and their food sources.
Lights, Camera and Erosion Staples, by Mark Myrowich, CPESC, CISEC, Erosion staples size can vary from site to site due to differentiating soil types. A number of products may require staples, such as erosion control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, geotextiles, geogrids, sod, plastic sheeting, even fake snow. There are numerous methods to staple fabrics in the erosion control and geotextile industries - as well as different staples.
Urban Stream Restoration
Bringing an Urban Stream Back to Life: Atlanta's McDaniel Branch, by Andrew Walter, RLA, ENV SP & Anwer Ahmed, PE, DWRE, ENV SP, This watershed improvement project was the largest environmental and stream restoration project in the City. The goal was to restore stability and function to approximately 1,000 linear feet of a degraded urban stream in the community, while also intercepting and treating strowmater flows before entering the stream.
Managing Storwmwater Runoff at Landfill and Recycling Location, by Gina Carolan, To extend the life of the landfill, the area used for waste disposal was expanded with the addition of a new 19-acre disposal area. To ensure rainwater is kept out of the landfill and quickly disposed of, stormwater management systems are implemented upon the landfill's construction and expansion.
Ponds & Lakes
Ticklenaked Pond Restoration Project, by Dominic Meringolo, Severe cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) blooms were common in the pond. After extensive assessment, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation decided to use an alum treatment to complete the final phase of a multi-year restoration effort.
Buras Boat Harbor Shoreline Protection Project, by Nicole Waguespack, Decades of marsh erosion and subsidence along the levees have compromised their integrity. A living shoreline solution was chosen for control in lower energy situations by providing long-term protection and reduction of adverse impacts to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Wave energies are absorbed through the strategic placement of plants, sill (rock, shell, or wood) and other organic materials.
A River Runs Through Them, by Michael Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, QSD, ToR, Soil is our most valuable resource and it takes a long time for geologic parent material to develop into something suitable for growing plants. While we might institute policies and programs to clean up our air and water resources, once soil is lost, it's pretty much geologic history; so we need to conserve it, project it and where possible regenerate and reinvigorate its life-giving capabilities.
Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, by Luke Lunde, PSS, PSC, One of the largest challenges of the outdoor classroom was to design and construct tall and short grass prairie, oak savanna, nine types of wetland communities, monarch butterfly gardens, and 10-acre lake habitats commonly encountered in Southeast Minnesota at one location and yet remain sustainable.
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