EROSION CONTROL

 

Whether your erosion is in a crop field or in the back yard, something that occurred naturally or started with construction of a new home, the Washington Conservation District has the resources to assist you. We can provide individual, on-site land reviews to assist you with your erosion control needs. We work with agricultural, rural, suburban, and urban erosion issues and can provide a variety of assistance - from recommendations to design and implementation. Financial assistance may also be available for certain projects. A few of the tools and services we have available for erosion issues include:

Washington Conservation District staff investigating an erosion issue in a corn field.

Washington Conservation District staff investigating an erosion issue in a corn field.

  • Erosion and sediment control assistance and recommendations for individuals.
  • Financial assistance
  • Mulch Disc - used for anchoring mulch on bare soils.
  • "Truax Seed Slinger" - hand operated broadcast spreader for prairie seed.
  • Assistance with the design and implementation of
    • Grassed waterways, diversions
    • Contour strips
    • Crop rotation systems
    • Water and sediment control basins
    • Conservation tillage systems
    • Gully control structures
    • Field and farmstead windbreaks

For more information about these and other WCD programs, please contact the WCD office.

Resources 

New Homeowner's Guide to Erosion & Sediment Control
Straw Mulching Fact Sheet

Additional Erosion Control resources can be found at:

http://www.mnerosion.org/
http://www.lid-stormwater.net/
http://www.mn.nrcs.usda.gov/
http://www.ieca.org/