May 15, 2017 09:49
Cape Coral will use the funds to upgrade about 300 catch basins and install enhanced swales. The new catch basins will enhance water quality by enabling more stormwater runoff to filter into the ground, rather than flowing directly through storm drains....
March 15, 2017 03:22
In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....
March 15, 2017 03:22
A recent visit from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) left the state of Georgia with a ‘D+’ in stormwater management. The grade comes from a culmination of several categories, such as condition, operation, maintenance, funding, future needs and safety....
March 15, 2017 03:22
The DCNR also awarded 12 other grants, to be used to plant trees along streams throughout Pennsylvania. The DCNR Secretary, Cindy Adam Dunn, said, “Today’s announcement will not only leverage about $1.4 million in additional funding, but it will move Pennsylvania to its goal of planting 95,000 acres of stream-side buffers by 2025....
March 15, 2017 03:22
In high school, one of my friends got into a really big ‘crafting’ phase. Decorative plates, cute picture frames … if she saw it on a crafting website, it was on her work table that night. During this phase, she swore by Mod Podge, a glue-like substance....
March 15, 2017 03:22
The more extreme the forces pushing or pulling against soil, whether it’s gravity, wind or water, the harder the armoring needs to be. When severe scour from fast-moving water flows are eating away at the sides of a channel, or a very steep slope is in danger of sliding, it’s time to turn to the hard stuff....
March 15, 2017 03:22
In the first song of the broadway smash-hit Hamilton, James Madison describes how a young Alexander Hamilton realizes that opportunity lies just beyond his grasp. “Our man sees his future, drip, dripping down the drain,” says Madison....
Feb. 13, 2017 10:23
In order to reduce soil erosion and polluted runoff, updated rules have been set in place for loggers in Vermont. They include an updated limit on how far landings—where felled trees are cut a...
Feb. 9, 2017 10:23
An erosion-control project for the Rio Grande Natural Area in Colorado has wrapped up after a week. The project, which was launched by the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF), was primarily to b...
Feb. 3, 2017 10:00
Oregon has slammed McMenamins Inc., with a $62,553 fine for illegally dumping pollutants into natural waterways. A recent inspection at the food, lodging and entertainment company’s Edgefield,...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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