eNewsletter August 14, 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!
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Land and Water • Volume 58, Number 5 September/October 2014 - 40th Year
An unnamed stream flows through the fall foliage in Aroostook County, Maine. Taken by Tom Tetreau, an environmental scientist based in the Topsham, Maine office of Stantec. (L&W's reader submitted photo)
All year, we've had the opportunity to feature YOUR photos on our cover. But, as 2014 comes to a close, you have one last shot to send us your favorite natural resource management photo for the final issue of the year (Nov/Dec). Send them to Emily at email@example.com.
Slope Stabilization (This issue's 40th Focus!)
40 Years of Slope Surface Stabilization Evolution, by Kurt Kelsey, M.S., CPESC, CPSWQ, The past 40 years have seen a plethora of advancements in slope surface stabilization. How have the regulations, products, organizations and manufacturers, and DOT, evolved since 1974?
Stream Restoration Improves Water Quality, Play at Lost Nation Golf Course, by Matt Fredmonsky, At the Lost Nation Golf Course in Ohio, the goal was to return 1,450 linear feet of stream and riparian corridor within the course to a more natural state by minimizing streambank erosion, enhancing nutrient filtering, and providing wildlife habitat.
Sustainable Repairs to a Kansas Highway Landscape, by John Harsch; Aaron Snook & Jason Van Nice, A reconstruction and expansion project completed in 2013 required follow-up to address erosion and problems with vegetation growth. The project's aim is to provide corrective grading, stabilization and sediment control, while prompting vegetation growth and repair erosion damage.
Low Impact Development
Watershed Protection Project Will Reduce Chesapeake Bay Pollution, by Kelly Lennon; Everett Gupton & Katherine Klavon, The recently completed Tidal Back River Greening Project in Baltimore, MD, was a $2 milion green infrastructure project carefully planned and executed to significantly reduce pollutants carried by stormwater runoff to the river, which drains to the Chesapeake Bay.
Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and Streambank Restoration, by Jeremy Walgrave, PE & Nick Grewe, In June 2012, over the course of 24 hours, approximately nine inches of rain pummeled the landscape in Duluth, MN, causing massive floods and landslides. As a result, infrasturcture and natural resources were severely damaged, notably Mission Creek.
Rebuilding an Eroding Bank on an Inland Lake, by Jane Herbert & Gina Frasson-Hudson, In 2011, a three-year study began at the Shoreline Management Demonstration Area on Gull Lake. The study was designed to compare the effectivesss of two types of encapsulated soil lifts that are used to stabilize shorelines: traditional and prefabricated.
Ponds & Lakes
Building Jim Swanson's Lake- Part 1 of 3: Planning the Lake, by Bob Lusk with Mike Otto, In the first 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.
What's with all the SWPPP Contractor Inspection Reports?, by Leo Holm, PE, Anyone constructing a project that disturbs one acre or more has to obtain a NPDES construction storwmater permit. One of the requirements in the permit is conducting site inspections on the project and filling out an inspection report. This is where confusion begins.
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