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Stearns SWCD & MECA Shoreline & Watershed Practices Tour

The Stearns County SWCD and MN Erosion Control Association held a shoreline and watershed practices Thurs July 18, 2019.

It was a great day highlighting shoreline & watershed practices in Stearns County! Tour Speaker/Hosts: Mr. Greg Berg, Lakeshed Specialist, Stearns County SWCD Landowners were on-site to talk about their project experiences. Project fact sheets were provided for each site. See pdf version of the Tour Packet Here

Tour Highlights: · Bio-engineering—Toe Wood, Stream Barbs, Rood Wads, Cedar Tree Revetments, Brush Layering & Live Stakes · Shoreline Restorations, Native Plantings · Infiltration Swales · Infiltration Trenches · Rain Gardens · Water and Sediment Basins · Gully Stabilization · CRP Planting · Use of erosion and sediment control/stormwater products like Erosion Control Blankets, Wood Fiber Sediment Logs, Mulches, Vegetated Concrete Mats & Pre-Treatment Sediment Control Devices · Tile Trenches for Slope Stabilization · Grass Waterways · Dam Removal

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