Erosion control and water pollution control are critical elements of construction and maintenance work. Engineers, inspectors and maintenance crews receive training on the design and installation of Best Management Practices and regulations pertaining to water quality.

Mulching is the simplest, least expensive and often most effective means of protecting soil surfaces against erosion and preventing sedimentation into streams. 

More information about Best Management Practices for erosion control can be found at:

 

Mulch

This site has been mulched with rice straw to reduce the potential for erosion.