Erosion Control

Effective erosion control measures are crucial to managing storm water runoff, helping to mitigate water pollution, preserve wildlife and habitats, and protect property. Erosion control techniques, such as retaining walls, geotextiles and hydroseeding, help prevent water erosion for construction sites, agriculture, and river or coastal areas.
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Submissions for abstracts have been extended to May 3
Submissions for abstracts have been extended to May 3.
Apr 18 2019
Update: Abstract submissions have been extended to May 3. There is one day left to submit abstracts for the third-annual SWS Conference &…
Apr 16 2019
Envirolok is a fully engineered geobag system designed to provide permanent vegetative solutions for slope stabilization and soil erosion. In…
Apr 15 2019
The SWS Spring Webinar Fest is a free online event  to be held April 23 to 25. The event offers daily keynote webinars and on-demand webinars…
Following years of storm water management issues, Annapolis, Md. has awarded a 20-year contract to environmental firm GreenVest
Following years of storm water management issues, Annapolis, Md. has awarded a 20-year contract to environmental firm GreenVest.
Apr 2 2019
The City of Annapolis, Md. has made a commitment to solve its storm water management issues by awarding a 20-year contract to environmental firm…
Mar 29 2019
The International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced winners for its environmental excellence awards at the 2019 IECA Annual…
 A six-month regimen of mechanical disking and mowing, coupled with the application of non-selective herbicide and manual removal of invasive vegetation, helped restore native plants.
A six-month regimen of mechanical disking and mowing, coupled with the application of non-selective herbicide and manual removal of invasive vegetation, helped restore native plants.
Mar 28 2019
Like much of the central and southern coast of the U.S., Austin, Texas, is regularly exposed to powerful storms moving inland from the Gulf or…
Mar 15 2019
The Kahana Bay Steering Committee and the Maui County Planning Department began the environmental review process for the Kahana Bay Erosion…
Pleasant Bay Alliance releases erosion control guidelines
Pleasant Bay Alliance releases erosion control guidelines
Mar 11 2019
The Pleasant Bay Alliance of Harwich, Ma., released its Erosion Management Guidelines for Pleasant Bay. The 37-page document outlines best practices…
Natural gas pipeline faces erosion control violations
Natural gas pipeline faces erosion control violations
Mar 6 2019
Equitrans Midstream Corp., the developer of a natural gas pipeline project in Green County, Pa., faced a $1.5 million fine from the Pennsylvania…
Feb 27 2019
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, announced plans to build a $18.2 million artificial reef to protect the coastline from erosion. The work is…
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Feb 25 2019
The city of Dripping Springs, Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued environmental violations at the construction…
Feb 13 2019
The city of Willoughby, Ohio, revealed they are seeking an immediate and temporary repair to help curb erosion in Osborne Park along the Lake Erie…
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Feb 11 2019
A new study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University explored permafrost coastal erosion in the Arctic. The study, funded by a four-year…
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Feb 8 2019
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that work is expected to begin this month to repair an eroded stretch of U.S. 98 through…
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
Jan 29 2019
Smithtown, N.Y., revealed plans to install a retaining wall at the Kings Park Bluff to stop erosion and protect a popular boardwalk. The bluff…
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
Jan 28 2019
A storm water facility that outfalls at the top of a hill inevitably will cause erosion. However, there often are several competing priorities during…
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Jan 28 2019
Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC…
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Jan 24 2019
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $300 million in funding will go towards coastal protection projects over the next three years. The coastal…
Jan 23 2019
A new study by researchers from the University of Padua in Padua, Italy, found that Prosecco vineyards in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy are…
Ohio releases coastal erosion control map
Ohio releases coastal erosion control map
Jan 22 2019
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released the final version of the Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Area Maps. The maps will be used to…
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