eNewsletter June 16, 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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- Upstate New York Innovation Aids in Canada Fire Aftermath
- SOLitude Lake Management Expands with Acquisition of AquatiCO in North Carolina
- Small Environmental Company Removes 3,000,000 lbs. Of Contaminants
Land and Water • Volume 60, Number 3 May/June 2016
Restoring Peregrine Lake, in Palatine IL, has been a collaborative effort. ILM has been working with local municipalities and homeowners who reside on the lake for the past four years to create a long-term holistic approach that stays on a budget and results in a healthy beautiful lake. Read more about this project in "Aquatic Plant Management at Peregrine Lake" in this issue.
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Pine Dunes Wetland Mitigation Area, by Jedd Anderson, PWS, CPESC, CWS, A new Tollway, known as the Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) project, resulted in wetland impacts requiring mitigation. Through a site selection process, the Tollway reached an agreement with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to restore a newly acquired 315-acre preserve property. Completion of the wetland enhancement and restoration throughout the site took on a variety of forms.
Working with Mother Nature - Not Against Her, by Pat Dixon, Rob Walker and Dylan McCullick, Dixon Shoreline Landscaping was contacted to evaluate the existing condition of a hillside at a private residential property on Lake Wisconsin. The owner wanted to repair the failing timber walls and eroding slope before adding on to the home. The site visit and soil tests showed the need for added slope stability, and a beautiful vegetated wall was built.
Ponds & Lakes
Aquatic Plant Management at Peregrine Lake, by Sarah Zink, Weeds were taking over Peregrine Lake, with the lake noticeably shifting to a shallower eutrophic body of water. Ultimately, it was decided that manual removal of the algae and nuisance plant species would be the most effective and environmentally friendly method to keep the lake healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Uphill Challenge to Establish Vegetation on Pipe Project, by Matthew B. Carter, The Kingsport Expansion Project (KEP), an extension off the previously built NET pipeline is located in Kingsport, in the Northeast portion of the state of Tennessee. Given the rolling hills and steep terrain, a formidable erosion control method was necessary. Several different methods were used for the different terrains and locations along the pipeline.
Jackson St. Beautification Project, by Jeremy M. VanErman, A beautification project to soften the hard landscape on two of the main downtown thoroughfares in Anderson, IN, allowed the city's storm water coordinator an opportunity to introduce an affordable green infrastructure element into the design. The proposal consisted of: updated ADA ramp designs, ADA crosswalks with a brick and/or stamped inlay, alleyway and driveway approach replacement, sidewalk replacement wtih brick inlay and trees with tree grates.
Reducing Nitrogen Loss by Using Microclover in Turf and Reclamation Blends, by Leah Brilman, B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Concern is often expressed that fertilizer applied to turfgrass stands contributes to water quality problems in the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Tech, University of Maryland and Pennsylvania State University have been involved in research, testing if combining Microclover with tall fescue or bermudagrass can help supply the nitrogen required for a dense turf stand with the potential for less runoff.
Baton Rouge Lake Dredging Project, by Steve Perry, Knowing their previous dredging experience in 2001 was unpopular wtih community residents, the residential HOA board was looking for a cleaner method for removing and dewatering the sediment that would leave a lighter footprint for their community lake. It was recommended by their lake management professional that they consider hydraulic dredging and geotextile dewatering.
Become a Quality Erosion and Turf Contractor, by Vicky Dosdall, CPESC, Years ago, there was a cartoon that showed a man with a pickup truck, a wheelbarrow, shovel, rake and a bag of seed. When asked what he was doing, he said he was going to be a seeding contractor. This may have worked 40-50 years ago, but not in 2016. At least not to be a quality contractor. So what do you need?
IECA Photo Contest
2016 IECA Photo Contest: Each year, IECA hosts an annual photo contest, which is sponsored by Land and Water Magazine. Photos in this issue are the first, second and third place finishers in the category: Impacts of Erosion & Sediment Control.
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