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The Reindeer You Don’t Want to See

The Reindeer You Don’t Want to See

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in a blog for Stormwater magazine about a website that’s predicting how many homes will end up underwater as sea levels rise over the next century. Even if that particular worry isn’t high on your list, here’s another climate-related incident that might give  … Read More

Erosion Control—Reader Favorite

Erosion Control—Reader Favorite

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Erosion Control  … Read More

Start With an Avocado

Start With an Avocado

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A 16-year-old student entered a science fair sponsored by Google and came up with a potentially game-changing creation: a super absorbent polymer that could help crops withstand drought.

The student, Kiara Nirghin, attends St. Martin’s High School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her country is in the midst of a severe drought,  … Read More

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

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Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire Hill Country Site Supply. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “under the leadership of Clay Cashatt, Chris McCormick and Jennifer Ryan, Hill Country Site Supply has developed an outstanding reputation as a  … Read More

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

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Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire Hill Country Site Supply. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “under the leadership of Clay Cashatt, Chris McCormick and Jennifer Ryan, Hill Country Site Supply has developed an outstanding reputation as a  … Read More

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

Hanes Geo Components Announces Hill Country Site Supply Acquisition

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Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, NC, announces they have reached an agreement to acquire Hill Country Site Supply. John Dowdell, President of Hanes Geo Components, commented that “under the leadership of Clay Cashatt, Chris McCormick and Jennifer Ryan, Hill Country Site Supply has developed an outstanding reputation as a  … Read More

9 Benefits of Compost Blankets for Erosion and Sediment Control Projects

9 Benefits of Compost Blankets for Erosion and Sediment Control Projects

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Although still considered relatively unknown in certain regions of North America, the use of compost in erosion and sediment control has been a very successful landscaping practice for over 25 years. Compost blankets (the application of a layer of compost on hill slopes), compost berms, and compost filter socks are  … Read More

Making Use of Mollusks

Making Use of Mollusks

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Raw, deep fried, served in a stew, or baked up as Oysters Rockefeller—in one form or another, Americans consume about 10 million pounds of oysters a year. But it turns out they’re good for something more than just eating. In South Carolina, a project is underway to add hundreds of  … Read More

Porous Pavers for Temporary Parking

Porous Pavers for Temporary Parking

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the August 2015 edition of Erosion Control.

Christ Chapel in Fort Worth, TX, is a growing church with expanding space needs: in particular, the need for more parking spaces to accommodate more congregants. During the summer of 2014, Concrete Paver Systems wrapped up a seven-month  … Read More

Permeable Pavers for Erosion Control Projects

Permeable Pavers for Erosion Control Projects

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Energy consumption and the wise use of water and other natural resources is taken seriously at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Of the seven LEED-certified buildings at NREL, six qualified for the LEED Platinum rating.

Each building on the NREL campus was designed  … Read More

Technology vs. the Turtles

Technology vs. the Turtles

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A situation in South Carolina highlights the ongoing debate over the efficacy and value of erosion control measures. An experimental wave dissipation system is being used on parts of Harbor Island and the Isle of Palms to curb erosion.  Environmental groups say the system interferes with turtle nesting, preventing the  … Read More

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the May, 2015 edition of Erosion Control.

Huge projects like the widening of US 202 in Pennsylvania span several years and several seasons. Stormwater and erosion control is an important part of the planning process, and a variety of soil erosion control devices play a  … Read More

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

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Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work on the site to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules  … Read More



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