May 16, 2017 09:49
Western Excelsior Acquires NA Green Western Excelsior Corporation recently announced from its Evansville, Indiana, offices that it has acquired Poseyville-based North American Green from Tensar International. The two manufacturers of erosion-control products will remain independent entities, but will be combining certain resources....
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....
Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO But let’s take that broom out of the closet for a second. It’s an apt analogy, because when a better way of doing something comes along, it sweeps away older, less efficient methods. Similarly, geosynthetics have been almost as gamechanging for the erosion-control field....
Feb. 2, 2017 10:00
Researchers at the Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, aren’t separating their work from play. In a recent series of experiments, they used the Kinect, a motion sensor for the Xbox gaming system, instead of costly sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge....
Nov. 19, 2016 04:15
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell is calling for state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks....
Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
A raging wildfire like this one will always lead the news, but not much about the blaze will grab headlines after the firefighters go home. Not many people know what happens after the fire is out, except for government officials and a community of soil erosion and hydroseeding professionals who specialize in post-fire reclamation....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Any contractor who works in erosion control can tell you that trying to control a river is no piece of cake. In point of fact, it is literally a herculean task to control a stream. One of Hercules’ 12 labors involved diverting two rivers to clean 30 years of filth from the stables of King Augeas....
July 15, 2016 12:09
You’re tooling along the Interstate, and before you know it, the visibility drops down to zero. Not from fog, driving rain or blowing snow, but from a huge cloud of dust....
July 15, 2016 12:09
A Nebraska construction firm, Majestic C Team LLC, has agreed to pay a $10,750 penalty for allowing muddy site runoff to flow into a tributary of the Big Papio Creek. The agreement came as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

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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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