Monday, May 4, 2009


of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA),
1994 PA 451, as Amended

Why is erosion and sediment control important?
Sediment is the greatest pollutant by volume impacting our lakes, streams, and wetlands. Sediment is the product of uncontrolled erosion. Everyone in Michigan is affected by erosion and off-site sedimentation. Erosion and sedimentation result in: loss of fertile topsoil, filling of lakes and streams, increased flooding, damage to plant and animal life, and structural damage to buildings and roads.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Project will help property owners make erosion prevention decisions

While the latter has been the traditional method of stabilizing shorelines, more natural "green" approaches such as natural buffers and wetland restoration have been touted as more environmentally-friendly, longer-term options.

A project getting under way in North Carolina will help coastal property owners along its sounds and mainland shorelines make more informed decisions about the methods they choose to use.

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology has awarded a $717,000 grant to the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve and the NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research to examine different methods of erosion prevention.

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