eNewsletter February 26, 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!
- NLMRW Workshop Call for Presentations
- Nilex Expands Footprint by Acquiring Utah-Based Geosynthetics Distributor
- EnviroCert Announces Canadian License Agreement
- Propex™ Announces New Director of Marketing for Geosolutions
- SWEMA Announces New Board Of Directors
- Terra Novo’s EarthGuard Fiber Matrix Receives Top Rating From AASHTO
- Raven Industries Releases New AIA CES Approved Online Learning Course
- Profile® Introduces Most Advanced Topsoil Alternative
Land and Water • Volume 59, Number 1 January/February 2015
The Lake Waco Wetlands was established as a partial mitigation for habitat loss resulting from raising the conservation pool of Lake Waco seven feet. Strong community support and interest has resulted in numerous environmental education and research opportunities, all benefiting the habitat mitigation objective. Photo credit: Mark Chapman (L&W's reader submitted photo)
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Prescriptions for Successful Revegetation, by Kyle Lilly, M.S. Knowing soil type and seed vitality is necessary for developing proper plans for revegetation projects. A prescription for a nutrient rich, dried compost application was selected on a roadside project in New Mexico.
Geotextile Reinforcement Applications
Geotextiles Flex Their Muscle, by Chris Kelsey, Over the years, geotextile materials have been increasing their strength. As they also offer multi-functionality, geotextiles are being utilized in reinforcement and soil stabilization applications.
Turning a Century-Old Gravel Mine into the Site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, by Stephen Helvey, LG, LEG, LHG, A historic waterfront location, with a long history of industrial use as a gravel mine is transformed into a world-class golf course. This meant overcoming soft-silt filled sedimentation ponds, moving 1.4 million cubic yards of soil, and steep slope stabilization.
Giving Nuisance Algae the One-Two Punch, by Nathan W. Long, James B. Ferguson II, Ben E. Willis & West M. Bishop, A man-made lake in Indiana was experiencing an investation of nuisance vegetation, covering 50-100% of the water body. Since algeacides alone were not effective, a new strategy was implemented to target a valuable algal nutrient.
Mission Reach: Erosion Protection & Revegetation of a San Antonio Gem, by Adam Popenhagen, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, A section of the San Antonio River, maintained for flood control of the city, needed to be realigned to its original conveyance. Set into place was a plan to create an ecosystem of native plantings and recreational amenities, while maintaining its primary flood control function.
Vegetative BMPs for Coastal Sands and Dredge Spoils, by Ted M. Sherrod, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S, Fine, sandy granular soils are encountered on a barrier island bridge project in North Carolina. Project engineers were challenged with developing specifications to stabilize this sandy soil used for constructing fill heights in excess of 60 feet.
College Campus Puts Permeable Pavers to the Test, by Walt Steele, In order to find a better, more economical way to manage runoff, Wake Forest University embarked on an extensive project to install permeable pavers. All while keeping with the University's red-brick architectural heritage.
Stormwater Professionals Unite Over MS4 Management, NPDES Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) entities are getting more and more regulatory, and managing an MS4 program is one of the most important jobs in the country. A team of stormwater professionals has developed what may be considered a basic strategy for "mastering the art of MS4 management".
Ponds & Lakes
Building Jim Swanson's Lake - Part 3 of 3: Adding Amenities, by Bob Lusk with Mike Otto, In the final installment of a pond builder's project in Texas, the final touches are added to the ten-acre lake. In the end, an environment is created that will attract family, friends, and even fish.
The Pond that Silt Built, by Patrick Simmsgeiger, Good routine pond maintenance can minimize the sources of silt, and is essential to ensure your pond stays at its best.
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