eNewsletter February 21, 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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- Last Call For The MECA 2014 Annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Conference
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Land and Water • Volume 58, Number 1 January/February 2014 - 40th Year
This 10 acre, 20 ft deep pond, purchased by Rob & Denise Ruttle, sets on 36 acres in Washington County, Indiana. The Ruttle's purchased the 2006 built pond very shortly after the first time they saw it -- love at first sight.Photo credit: Rob & Denise Ruttle
Jobsite Sediment Control: A 40-Year Update (1974-2014), by Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC, Sediment is the world's number one pollutant; therefore, controlling sediment from active jobsites is very serious business. How far have we come in the last 40 years?
GeoHistory in the Making: A 40+ Year Geotextile Study, by Matthew Kocian, One of the earliest field studies on geotextile performance in roads began in 1972 on a farm access road in Smyrna, Delaware. Key samples were taken to determine the long-term survivability and impact of geotextile materials on road base and surface integrity.
Monitoring Your BMPs: Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project, by Kristy Morris, Eileen Alduenda, Nancy L.C. Steele, In the city of Los Angeles, recent LID ordinances and green initiatives encourage street-level stormwater management through LID retrofits. The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Project is a large-scale street retrofit that integrates a number of green stormwater elements.
Growing the Garden State Parkway, by Richard Prejs, The Garden State Parkway in New Jersey is the busiest tollway in the U.S., so it requires steady upkeep and new solutions to enable better management of the growing traffic volume. One of the common design needs has been to widen the roads. Two key aspects of the project called for geosynthetics.
Building Healthy Soil: Making Urban Landscapes More Absorbent to Stormwater, by Dean Young, The health of the soil, vegetation and the rivers, lakes and wetlands they drain to are intrinsically related. These relationships should be better recognized in land development planning and urban construction processes in order to produce more functional landscaped areas.
Ponds & Lakes
Goodbye Winter, Hello Pond, by Bob Lusk, As winter comes to a close, it's time to get your pond ready for springtime. This means taking advantage of everything Mother Nature offers as the temperature begins to rise.
Low Impact Development
A Case Study: Southbury Medical Facility and Low Impact Development, by Steve Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, When land use approvals are met with strong resistance, an "out of the box" approach to implement LID strategies is taken in order to protect the natural resources and address stormwater management.
Aquatic Vegetation Managment
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species to Natural Waterways, by Jane Herbert and Linda Whitlock, The cost of trying to control aquatic invasive species in the U.S. is more than $100 billion per year. Non-native plants can be very difficult to control once they become established in the environment - impacting both recreational opportunities and native species.
Sand's Timber Watershed Water Quality Improvement Project, Sand's Timber Lake, once 23-ft deep, was reduced to 14 feet over time. Nearly ten acres of the lake's surface has also been lost, destroying vital fish habitat. In 2007, the Taylor County Conservation Board made plans to renovate the lake.
Index to Past Articles
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