Tag: native vegetation

Native vegetation refers to any naturally occurring local plant species that are indigenous to South Australia, from small ground covers and native grasses to large trees and water plants.

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Water-Quality Trading

Water-Quality Trading

Under its “watersheds” subheading, EPA’s website explains water-quality trading (WQT) this way: “Water-quality trading is an innovative approach to achieve water-quality goals more efficiently. Trading is based on the fact that sources in a watershed can face very different costs to control the same pollutant.

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

When Eric Stewart takes his family out into the green spaces of Austin, TX, he can take heart in knowing the key role he plays protecting the environment he loves, not only for his family but also for the community at large. Stewart, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, is an HDR

Channel Work

Channel Work

The Indiana Central Canal was built between 1836 and 1839 by the same people who constructed the Erie Canal. The original intent of the canal was to connect the Wabash and Erie Canal to the Ohio River, but financial difficulties stopped the project short of the intended goal.

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers.
“I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with some

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