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Managing Drainage & Erosion on Private Property & Roads After Fire

Date: Sat. 19 Sep, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duration: 1 Hour
Part three of the series "Protecting Your Land After Wildfire."

Davidson 2008 48The recent fires burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains have displaced thousands of Santa Cruz Mountain residents and damaged or destroyed homes, roads, farms, and forests. As we approach the coming winter, the fire-scarred landscape will exacerbate erosion potential on hillslopes and private road drainage systems in the burn areas. Understanding appropriate techniques to manage runoff and debris will help to protect your property and our creeks and rivers. Presenter Matt Weld is a register civil engineer, hydrologist and certified erosion control specialist who grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley and has an intimate knowledge of the region. He’ll share details on typical erosion control practices like seeding, jute netting, fiber rolls, and most importantly, when doing nothing is the best option. He’ll also highlight practical ways to prevent culverts from plugging and limit debris on your roads.

This event is being hosted online using Zoom. Participants will need to have an internet connection and a device compatible with Zoom. Meeting login information will be sent via email two days prior to the event. You must be registered to receive login information.

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