Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
Property owners in Minnesota have received state grants to help restore flood and erosion damage to their homes and businesses. Although some help is available from the federal Small Business Administration, many homeowners and small businesses could only qualify for $50,000, no matter how large the overall bill for restoration might be....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
We are currently filling the 2013-2014 seminar schedule. Online seminars will be offered beginning November, 2013 through March, 2014. The seminar schedule will be available online. Those who would like to present a seminar should contact the IAHP. A resume and a seminar outline will be required....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
If you’ve been watching the news or reading the paper lately, you can’t help but notice the stories about the wildfires and the destruction they’re causing in various parts of our country. Take a look at some of the recent headlines . . .....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
In the soil erosion business, the name of the game is controlling and conserving the earth. We build silt fences, or place plastics or fabrics to keep the topsoil on properties so it doesn’t wash away, blow away or get tracked away by human or animal activity....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
LET’S FACE IT, installing silt fencing on a jobsite is not exactly rocket science. You’ve done it before and you’ll do it again—and again. However, even though silt fencing is a relatively simple-to-install product, some small modifications in how the fencing is installed and maintained can make a big difference in how well it works....
July 15, 2013 03:59
Oceanfront property owners in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, New York, approved a $26.5 million plan to deal with the loss of beachfront caused by storms. Beaches in the adjoining districts have lost an average of 125,000 cubic yards of sand a year for 20 years, enough to fill 6,250 dump trucks annually, town officials said....
July 15, 2013 03:59
The irrigation needs to be replaced, plant material needs to be installed, and mulch or ground cover spread across the area. It’s interesting to note that current trends point to the heavier use of mulch. It’s being used in more diverse applications, and the demand for it is growing steadily....
July 15, 2013 03:59
No one wants to drink, cook, swim or bathe in the toxins that drip from vehicles onto streets and then wash into the gutters; the same goes for silt and sediment. Yet these pollutants eventually flow into our streams and rivers. Silt clogs the gills of fish and nutrients flowing into waterways cause things to grow, taking up all the oxygen....
July 15, 2013 03:59
Does the word Wattle instantly conjure up the fleshy, wrinkled, brightly colored orangish-red skin hanging from the throat of a turkey? or a long, flexible, netted tube of straw used for erosion control on hillsides and ditches? If you chose the......
May 13, 2013 04:01
Did you ever think that there would be feng shui solutions for building on slopes? Well, there are, and it’s a good thing, because nowadays more and more housing developments, office buildings, shopping malls and roadways are putting down roots in uneven soil....

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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