Erosion is the process by which soil particles are removed from the land surface by wind, water, or gravity. While natural erosion occurs at slow rates, erosion can be accelerated as a result of ground disturbing activities on construction sites causing sedimentation. It is important to understand the types of erosion that may occur and practices that can be implemented on construction sites to minimize erosion.
As part of the Permanent Erosion Control Program, repaired an area of erosion along Kalanianaole Highway in Kailua. In order to allow the existing trees, and their root systems to remain undisturbed on the slope, the application of a spray-on high-performance mulch and seed mixture was selected for this site. The high-performance mulch contains a combination of an environmentally safe glue mixed with wood fibers, fertilizer, and native grass seeds.
As the 2017 – 2018 school year comes to a close, we say “Mahalo” to all the students and teachers who participated in our school presentations! See which school our Storm Water Hawaii team visited throughout the year.